An undocumented Tibetan immigrant and a reckless Dominican-American truck driver forge a relationship that helps them overcome the adversities and heartbreak that life offers.
Dechen, an undocumented worker, and Oscar, a reckless truck driver plagued by addiction, are immigrants to the United States who arrived under traumatic circumstances. Oscar teaches Dechen to drive, and Dechen provides companionship and support to Oscar through his failing health. Their relationship develops and deepens across identity differences due to reciprocity and their shared love of food.
Parallel Parking is a feature-length narrative drama produced by Aby Rao, Preeti Vidwans and Lucy Moroukian. The film touches on various topics, including immigration, human rights, driving in the United States, Tibetan culture, Afro-Latinos, the refugee crisis, PTSD and the unconventional relationship between two immigrants. The film is funded by the FILMED IN NC grant and will be shot in North Carolina. We are currently wrapping up production and planning to start post-production in early summer of 2017. The film is currently targeted for release in early 2018.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt XXXII President of the United States of America – 1933-1945