Punching at the Sun
When his brother is murdered during a robbery, a young South Asian teen must grapple with his anger and grief in a post-9/11 world.
Punching at the SunStarring Khan Misu and Edmonds Nina
Punching at the Sun starring Misu Khan and Nina Edmonds
Writer/Director Tanuj Chopra's debut feature, Punching at the Sun, explores issues of dual-culture youth minorities in modern urban-America – from street dreams, gang violence, post-9/11 racial tensions, and cultural conflicts being raised in a different land from one's parents' country.
Mameet is an angry young man who has long lived in the shadow of his older brother and local basketball legend, Sanjay. When Sanjay is murdered during a robbery at the family store, Mameet is overcome with grief, confusion, and nihilism. Haunted by visions of his dead brother and exasperated by the dead-end dreams of his friends, he must balance his anger and grief with his natural talent if he is to reconnect with his family, while also dealing with the realities of city life for minorities.
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