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In Search of America, Inshallah

A film by Danish Renzu (USA & India/2014/25:17)

Shaheen Ilyas, a young traditional Pakistani woman, arrives in Los Angeles in search of her husband, Ali Ilyas. Ali left his wife and his homeland years ago right after their marriage, and came to America to earn money. Shaheen is unfortunately welcomed into this unknown world in a drastic fashion that challenges her “dependent” identity, from her luggage and passport getting stolen to being harassed by a homeless person.

About Danish Renzu

Born and raised in Kashmir, India, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Danish Renzu moved to the United States in 2005 by himself to pursue his higher education. After studying at Pasadena City College, he successfully transferred to his dream school, UCLA, in 2008. Renzu graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a BS in electrical engineering. Fond of filmmaking since childhood, he did not let this passion fade away. He took film classes at UCLA and studied screenwriting in the prestigious UCLA Writers' Program.

 

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