An Indian FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) Kay, arrives in America to go to business school only to be informed by her neighbor Bina (also Indian…but very different from Kay..because..you know.. all immigrants are not the same) that her roommate ran off to be a Hollywood star. Fate conspires to bring Kay and Ashanti (also abandoned at the 11th hour by her roommate) together as roomies – two humans from different worlds. “FOBia” follows the three women as they make their way through cultural misunderstandings and general mayhem.
“FOBia” is a comedy that humanizes the immigrant experience. By centering immigrants in this story we actually hear from immigrants rather than just about them. We understand the challenges they go through – big and small. In a time when there is a lot of discussion in America about what immigrants mean to America, FOBia seeks to find out what America means to immigrants.
Directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke (USA)