Letters from America revolves around the saga of a father and daughter and their impressions of America upon returning to the US after so many years. It is the testimony of a Western educated Iranian intellectual who--having raises his family in Iran--has returned to the US to witness and record the changes he observes. The film is also the story of his nineteen-year-old daughter--born in America and raised in post-revolutionary Iran, who left her home in Tehran for the States at the age of sixteen. The father and daughter encounter a varied array of characters--Iranians and Americans both--who offer their own reflections of what America means to them. Shot in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Arcata and San Francisco.