Directed by Saila Kariat
Neal Kumar is a successful Indian-American CEO of a technology driven company residing in Silicon Valley, with his wife and two daughters. However, after the unexpected suicide of his youngest daughter, Maya, Neal becomes obsessed with finding the reason behind her death.
Believing that he has given his family everything they could have dreamt of, Neal cannot help but blame others for Maya’s death. Blind to his own role in it, he starts questioning his own personal relationships with his family. As deep secrets are discovered, Neal also must balance his family situation with his company commitments.
In her directorial debut, Director Saila Kariat sheds light on the common issues many first generation Asian Americans understand; the struggle of pursuing a career they do not wish to follow. Pressured by their family and peers to accomplish this, they may fall into a pit of isolation while others are unable to help them.
THE VALLEY highlights the value of human relationships and the true meaning of happiness. Through themes of self reflection, personal success, and empathy, audiences can relate to the endeavors immigrants will endure, and the resulting impact it will have on their children.
Screening made possible by: Asian American Association of Time Inc. (A3)