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After Freedom

by Vahe Babaian

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A unique portrait of immigrants, feeling like outsiders, struggling to survive in America. Michael an Armenian-American in his 30's is feeling a growing obligation to take care of his aging father, Leon, who had left a good job in Soviet Armenia to raise his children in the land of freedom. Michael has risen to become an assistant supermarket manager, but feels caught between family traditions and the outside world. His friends earn easy money on the wrong side of the law forcing Michael to face tough choices in finding his footing in this poignant, universal portrait of multi-generational immigration family's caught between identifying with the past and the present.


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A unique portrait of immigrants, feeling like outsiders, struggling to survive in America. Michael an Armenian-American in his 30's is feeling a growing obligation to take care of his aging father, Leon, who had left a good job in Soviet Armenia to raise his children in the land of freedom. Michael has risen to become an assistant supermarket manager, but feels caught between family traditions and the outside world. His friends earn easy money on the wrong side of the law forcing Michael to face tough choices in finding his footing in this poignant, universal portrait of multi-generational immigration family's caught between identifying with the past and the present.


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