Synopsis by Mark Deming
Akesh Gill stars in this emotional drama about Sanda, a Canadian woman of Indian descent who falls in love with Patwant (Ayub Khan-Din), a well-heeled college student from India. When Patwant is forced to return home, Sanda throws caution to the wind and leaves her husband behind to follow him, bringing her daughter with her. But Sanda is painfully unaware of how strongly Patwant's culture differs from her own, and she finds herself rejected by his family and associates. The Burning Season was the first feature film for director Harvey Crossland.