CLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY

A short film

Akanksha, a kind and well-meaning immigrant woman, misses her family very much. In the meantime, she's found a home in the hearts of the rich people’s dogs she dog-sits while they’re away on vacation with family. Akanksha’s younger sister, back home in India, tries to come visit Akanksha but has her visa denied, literally tearing Akanksha’s family apart and destroying her vision of America as the land of the free.

Director: Akanksha Cruczynski

Producer: Felicia Ferrara

Writer: Akanksha Cruczynski

Status: Pre-production

Recipient of the 2019 Albert P. Weisman Award

 
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