Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A troubled teen in 1980s-era New York longs to reunite with her father in Guyana while enduring a tumultuous relationship with her mother in this drama that marks the feature debut of documentary filmmaker Shundell Prasad. Thirteen years ago, Reshma's father was denied his U.S. visa. Insisting that the young girl and her mother seek out a better life in the U.S., the heartbroken father remains behind in Guana. As Reshma grows into adolescence, the challenges of living in a fractured household begin to take their toll on her relationship with her mother. Those tensions come to a head when Reshma announces that she plans on returning to Guyana to seek out her father, and her mother fights to prevent her from leaving at all costs.
daughter, father, Guyana, immigrant, immigration, mother, parent/child-relationship, visa