First-generation Punjabi truck driver Kiran (Nardeep Khurmi) is about to become a father, but his irresponsibility is alienating everyone close to him. When he hears pounding on a shipping container at work and discovers an undocumented girl named Elena (Caroline Valencia) inside, everything changes as he sets out on a cross-country road-trip in search of her family. Over the arduous journey, the pair evade the police while feuding and bonding over music, paint swatches, and what it means to be seen as “other” in white America. Synopsis from Tribeca
Joe sits down with Nardeep to chat about the incredibly powerful film, themes explored, the stunning performance from co-star Caroline Valencia, and more below!
Land of Gold premiered at this year’s Tribeca Festival and will be available on HBO Max in the future.
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