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Most immigrants struggle to create a life in the United States, more so if they are on a dependent visa. For they leave their home, their jobs, their families, their communities to support their spouse. For some it means being lost in transition, being isolated, putting their life on hold and losing their dignity. These challenges are further compounded for those dependents who do not speak English.

“Seedhiyan” is a story of one such woman, who is trying to create a life as a dependent and her little victory in finding home away from home.

I am an actor who found her way to writing, simply because I wanted to create work for myself. And now I want to represent South Asian community by telling our stories. I have successfully written for theater and now am making a switch to the screen. My goal is to create work for myself and other minority actors and tell the stories that give voice to those who have none. more...

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