Embrace

Director: Jessica Sanders
Screenwriters: Kathreen Khavari, Chuck Neal

Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Against the backdrop of Oakland, California, Iranian American medical student Kat tries to save her Iranian family by taking on a surprising side hustle. The show is a culturally diverse, quasi-surrealist dramedy that captures the ever-increasing need for human connection and the subsequent commodification of it.

Screens with Chemo Brain
When Oliver is diagnosed with testicular cancer, his life is turned upside down. This lighthearted drama series depicts the derailment of a young man that is doing everything he can to not lose his friends, his girlfriend, himself, and ultimately his life.

— A.M.

Screening Details

  • Section: Indie Episodic Episodes
  • Film Type: Episodic
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Language: English and Farsi
  • Run Time: 14 min.
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