Film: Bollywood Crossings
Director: Tavishi Alagh
Set within the subculture of Hindi film and film music in North America, Bollywood Crossings follows five characters as they negotiate their "crossings": across nations, cultures and identities.
Ashwani, who grew up in Africa and Europe, the perpetual outsider, seeks belonging in New York. Karaoke-singing Sanjay achieves his Bollywood-American dream: access to Hindi film stars. Zulfi, yearning for a fading Indian culture, escapes suburban loneliness by singing old Hindi film songs. Japan-Indian, Leena plans a Bollywood-inspired wedding in India. Jewish-American Elise, a diplomat, uses Hindi film to bridge gaps with her Bangladeshi-Muslim boyfriend.