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Cleveland International Film Festival, Florida, Sarasota, Saint Louis, Outfest Fusion, DC Shorts, Chicago South Asian International, Inside Out Toronto, Wicked Queer, Middlebury New Filmmakers, March on Washington, Ivy, First Run, New York No Limits

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Director's statement

In the South Asian community, the term “American-Born Confused Desi” ("ABCD") refers to children of immigrants who were born and raised in the United States. Being an “ABCD” suggests that as first generation Indian-Americans, we ignore our culture and solely adopt American beliefs. However, for children of immigrants, there are many nuances and challenges to defining our identities. How do we respect our family’s rich heritage and live a life true to who we are as Americans? This film explores how immigrants and their American-born children navigate building a shared set of beliefs, and how they deal with situations where there is no roadmap on how to come to terms with conflicting values. Making this film provided me an extraordinary outlet to think deeply about my heritage and how being of two cultures has shaped my life. I hope this film sparks conversation in families and communities about sharing, celebrating and supporting what we leave unsaid with loved ones.

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