Host Hussein Al-Baiaty
Producer and Videographer - Alex Pryce
My brother Ozzie used to pick me up at around 10 PM during the summers of when I was in Middle School. We would hang out and do something fun. We hopped in a van picked up trays of fresh Donuts and went all over Portland to deliver donuts to 7/11's and mini-marts. Taking out the old and replacing them with fresh delicious Donuts to the early hours. Though it was late and we were tired, Ozzie and I enjoyed every minute, playing music, eating donuts, and talking about girls and life.
Sesame Donuts offered my brothers jobs when we first came to America and off and on when my brothers need some extra money, Saaied helped them out. Saaid has a heart of a giant never refusing to help Immigrants and Refugees in the community.
Talking with Saaid from Sesame Donuts was very much like speaking to my father. an immigrant from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Our conversation centered around the importance of family, smiling, having a vision, and passing down knowledge, and wisdom. Sesame Donuts is becoming a donut empire and we got to sit in our Art of resilience Mobile Studio and spoke with the Father and Son duo who with the help of family and amazing community support have been able to grow the donut empire Sesame Donuts all over Oregon.