Can we talk?

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Azam Dayyan ( Sam Smith)

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A true story of a woman who faces with unwanted challenges and go through genderism, racisism, discrimination and stereotyping. This is a 20 years experiencing negligence and ignorance and fighting for basic rights.



Short Summary

It is one of freezing day in Canada but no matter how cold or hard is, she should wake up and gets to work for having income and being happy as an immigrant who could find a job to support herself and her doughters in a new country that she and her family left everything behind to start over.

After years of living in harassment and abusive environment while she already lost her family, friends, marriage, home, car and even her relationship with her doughters and she is drawning ,in disappointment and hopelessly she breaks limitation in her thinking and seeing things in different way



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Sam Smith

Age: 50+

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Selfless,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Shawn Smith

Age: 50+

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Educated,Insecure,Skillful,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Julie Smith

Age: 20+

Gender: Female

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Shannon Smith

Age: 15+

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Faithful,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Engaging,Strong Moral Code,Funny

Development Pitch

This true story worths to be told not only is about sacrifices and hard work a family are doing for starting over in a new country but also it is a story of how discrimination, racism and genderism could impact on people regardless of their level of dignity and efforts. I hope this movie could put an end to harassment and bullying and if not totally could eliminate those problems in society at least be a ringing bell to Authorities ears to wake them up if are not able to accept other races and new approaches close their borders and let everyone live in their society with respect, acceptance and safe .

About The Author

Sam Smith was a successful engineer with a stable family, she started writing after long time living in unprofessional and unethical work environment which later extended to her personal life .During this unpleasant journey she lost her family, marriage, job and finances and her life totally turned upside down, her requested help from Authorities faced with ignorance and negligence. (Can we talk?) Is a motivation book for her fight against injustice .She wrote this book while was struggling with mental , emotional and physical health and was under termandes pressure.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning,Other

Group Specific

Professionals, Those are facing with mental health problems, Single parents, Those who are facing with discrimination

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Olympia

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available