Sponsored by Joanne Beaule Ruggles and Elizabeth “Biz” Steinberg in memory of Philip Ruggles and Howard Steinberg
In this gritty, realistic story, a young film student (Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi, Homeland) from middle-class India is forced to drop out of college in Los Angeles to support his family. Subsequently losing his student visa, he is stuck working at an Indian restaurant — unable to get a better-paying job because he’s undocumented, unable to save enough money to go home. 2019 SLO Film Fest alum, Danish Renzu (Half Widow) hits important issues in this touching film about the common plight of immigrant restaurant workers who are caught in the system, living a life they never envisioned.
Drama / 86 min / USA
Director/Writer: Danish Renzu
Producers: Tara Tucker and Danish Renzu
Key Cast: Suraj Sharma, Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, Adil Hussain, Danny Vasquez