The Illegal

Directed by Danish Renzu

Cast: Adil Hussein, Danny Vasquez, Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, Shweta Tripathi, Suraj Sharma

A student (Suraj Sharma from Life of Pi) arrives in the U.S. from his native India, ready to seize his dream of attending UCLA’s film school. But that dream quickly turns sour. When his uncle’s family admits they’re too poor to house and feed him, they leave him on the street with nowhere to go and he ends up working illegally at an Indian restaurant.

Co-presented by: Tasveer


Best Film, Critics Choice, 2019 Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Best Feature Film, Audience Award, 2019 Washington DC South Asian Film Festival

Best Film, Special Awards, 2019 Washington DC South Asian Film Festival

Be sure to also attend our special panel, Immigration, Migrant Justice, and Resources for Documented and Undocumented Immigrants on Sun, Feb 23, 2:00 pm. Tickets are for the panel are only $5. 


Dates & Times
Northwest Film Forum

Sat, Feb 22
6:30 pm