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Close Ties to Home Country (2021)

  • Comedy, Drama, Indie, Short, Biography, Political
  • 15min
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  • 2021

Akanksha, a young immigrant (“originally from India but actually grew up in Saudi Arabia”) is dogsitting Timothee, the baby Frenchie of Instagram influencers India and Harry while they’re on a trip to India. Akanksha’s sister is scheduled to visit her soon—they haven’t seen each other in nine years. While she waits, Akanksha bonds with Timothee, enjoys the spoils of white money, has her friend Sophia over to engage in judgy hijinks, and muses over why she stays away from her home country.


Felicia Ferrara

Director of Photography

Luke Dyra

Production Designer

Amy Tompkins


English, Hindi


United States