Winning in America

Winning in America

Aishwarya Narayanan clashes with her immigrant coach-father and questions the meaning of success while vying for a spot at the prestigious National Spelling Bee.

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Synopsis

Aishwarya Narayanan clashes with her immigrant coach-father and questions the meaning of success while vying for a spot at the prestigious National Spelling Bee.

Duration: 13 mins

Amrita Singh

About Amrita Singh

Born in Tamil Nadu, India, and raised in Hyde Park, Chicago, Amrita Singh is a Writer/Director with her M.F.A. in Filmmaking from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she later served as Adjunct Faculty and taught Location Sound. In addition to writing a feature film set in the small town of Nagercoil, India with the Production Lab Development Studio, she’s directing a mixed media short documentary about her grandmother in collaboration with Still I Rise films. Amrita currently teaches photography and filmmaking to K through 5th grade students based in Queens, NY, through the organization South Asian Youth Action, which focuses its support to immigrant communities. In her writing, Amrita’s interested in tackling stereotypes and ultimately subverting her characters’ perceived weaknesses as their strengths.

FILM HANDLE/SOCIAL MEDIA

@amoocha – writer/director

www.amritafilm.com

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