Director's Note

Brown chronicles life through the immigrant point of view: the reality of being defined by skin color in an instant. It highlights and personalizes the subcultures and shadow economies where outsiders of all kinds make a living. Due to the historic influx of refugees and illegal immigrants, many western countries, including America, are seeing the growth of nationalism and fear of the “outsider” people, even those who are escaping war, extreme poverty and natural disasters. Brown attempts to humanize the immigrant while the viewer witness his life experience for a couple hours.

About him

Award winning Filmmaker and Writer, Raj Amit Kumar made his first feature film titled UNFREEDOM in 2015 with renowned actors such as BAFTA nominee Victor Banerjee and Life of Pi’s Adil Hussain, renowned technicians such as Oscar Winner Slumdog Millionaire' Resul Pukkootty. Unfreedom was banned by Indian government and the film not only received notoriety but also was critical acclaimed. The film was theatrically released in North America. The film is now available worldwide on NETFLIX.

Raj Amit Kumar finished his Ph.D. Coursework in Cinema and Media studies at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) in 2009. That same year, he received the Faculty Screenwriting Award at University of film and Video Association (UFVA). Prior to attending SIUC, Kumar graduated with Masters of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies from City University of New York (CUNY) in 2006 where he received the George Custen Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.

Kumar is also a Speaker and Teacher. He has taught cinema theory and history at both his alma maters, CUNY and SIUC. His writings and research papers have been published and presented at various conferences.