Documentary, 8 min.
Directed by Pilar Rico and David Whitmer
“Green Card” is a short documentary about a song and its author, Mohammad Rahman, a convenience store owner from Bangladesh who lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prompted by homesickness, he began writing songs while driving a taxi in New York City and has since recorded three CDs of his music.
The film follows Mohammad — known as "Sufermama" to his countrymen — as he works the overnight shift in his store, and features a performance of his song "Green Card" by his neighbor, Shraboni Sarkar, a young musician of Bangladeshi descent. The song addresses the difficulties and sorrows of immigrant workers who have come to the United States in hopes of a better life.
2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
2015 Northside Festival
2015 Socially Relevant Film Festival NY