Directed by Tanuj Chopra • 2006 • United States
Starring Misu Khan, Nina Edmonds, Hassan El-Gendi
Tanuj Chopra’s bold feature debut is a searing look at South Asian identity in post-9/11 New York City. It’s there that Mameet (Misu Khan), a Pakistani American teenager growing up in the diverse neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens, has his world upended when his basketball-star brother is gunned down in a robbery at the family’s convenience store. Over the course of a sweltering summer roiled by racial tensions, Mameet confronts feelings of grief and guilt that threaten to boil over into rage.