After Freedom

88 MINS2004DramaTVMA
Director
Vahe Babaian
Starring
Joannis BogrisSophie ChahinianGreg SatamianMic TomasiAnahid ShahrikShant Bejanian
This drama takes a unique look at a group of immigrants struggling to survive in America. Michael, an Armenian-American in his 30s, is feeling a growing obligation to take care of his aging father, Leon, who had left a good job in Soviet Armenia to raise his children in the land of freedom. Michael has risen to become an assistant supermarket manager, but feels caught between family traditions and the outside world. His friends earn easy money on the wrong side of the law forcing Michael to face tough choices in finding his footing in this poignant, universal portrait of multi-generational immigration family's caught between identifying with the past and the present.
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