Inshallah: In Search Of America

In Search Of America

“A dependent Pakistani housewife comes to America to find her husband, but instead is forced to find her emancipation”

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Cast & Crew

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DANISH RENZU

Director


ANDRÉ FERREIRA

ANDRE FERREIRA

Producer

Antonio

ANTONIO CISNEROS

Director of Photography

Varun Editor

VARUN VISWANATH

Editor




CAST

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Shaheen

Roopashree Jeevaji

Cast_Green_Jessica Morris

Green

Jessica Morris

Cast_Ali_Jay Ali

Ali

Jay Ali

Cast_Jenny_Jennifer Echols

Jenny

Jennifer Echols

Cast_Maria_Claire Kirk

Maria

Claire Kirk

Cast_Acelia_Pilar Olave

Acelia

Pilar Olave

Cast_Muslim Brother_Mustafa Haidari

Muslim Brother

Mustafa Haidari

Jessica

Abela

Jessica Mayorga

Rest of the Crew

Story by

Danish Renzu

Screenplay

Vikram Y Malhotra

Co Writers

Manaal Khan

Danish Renzu

Niranjan Iyengar

Associate Director

Manaal Khan

Assistant Director

Albert Magana

Line Producer

Deniese Davis

Production Designer

Shaz Taylor Hunter

Art Director

Aashrita Kamath

Makeup Design

Robin Slater

Make Up Artist

Sheena Morris

Costume Designer

Kelly Fluker

1st AC

Ezra Riley

Gaffer

Dan Marks

Electrician

Nate Elegino

Key Grip

King Greenspon

Location Manager

Alvaro Baquero Benedetti

Publicity Design

Monika Drabik

About the Film

IN SEARCH OF AMERICA (Drama)

Synopsis

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 bum.

A happy go lucky Mexican cab driver, Victor, offers to help her until she finds her husband and in the process becomes her first male friend. Little does Shaheen know that the husband she cannot wait to find is married for citizenship to an American woman, Green. Shaheen and Green’s paths cross as they search for what they think they need while they both continue to be suppressed in different ways by society.

It is up to Shaheen to live by her intrinsic values, the traditions she has been raised with or choose to make her own identity.

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