Rita Mahtoubian Is Not A Terrorist



A lifelong wallflower, of a variety that doesn’t easily blend into her surroundings, Iranian-born,American-bred Rita Mahtoubian has never quite fit in. With an unwanted spotlight on her, Rita tries to prove she’s as American as apple pie - but her ingredients seem to be all wrong. Her assigned agent, Thomas Wachowski, is new to the Department of Homeland Security and determined to prove he is worthy of the job. His investigation reaches into Rita’s past, exposing the comedic heartbreak of a young, awkward immigrant in a whitewashed world. In a world where too many people are targeted for the color of their skin and labels erase individuality, Rita Mahtoubian Is Not a Terrorist challenges the audience to reframe their definition of who belongs and who does not. Through this fast, funny, fractured comedy about romance, terrorism and trying to be a better person, we learn the love story of two kindred spirits and star-crossed lovers by taking the stereotypical ways American cinema portrays minorities and flipping them on their head.

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