8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
For Here or To Go?
dir. Rucha Humnabadkar, USA, 105 min
Young Silicon Valley software professional Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when it is revealed that his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his “it’s just paperwork” mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by the uncertainty of immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern, cultural displacement.
Set against the backdrop of the 2008 recession, For Here or To Go? is a dramatic comedy about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in America.