ALT | International Shorts
An undocumented Turkish immigrant works as a pedicab driver in New York, but he’s struggling, to his brother’s consternation. With immigration, refugees and illegal aliens such hot button issues in the Western world these days, Green shows us the world of the people who are the subject of debates and sometimes violence. In a cramped apartment, a group of men from different parts of the Middle East and North Africa may have shared dreams and aspirations, but they are often unable to communicate in their native tongue and live in fear under constant threat. Strong direction, script and lead performances highlight this small film that sensitively shows some of the challenges and difficulties facing immigrants in a racially charged environment.