USA (2018), 74 min.

Director Andrei SevernyLogline:

An immigrant from India, born into physical disability, becomes the unlikely personification of the American Dream

Buried Seeds is a timeless story of human passion, willpower, and resolve in the face of adversity. Told through the eyes of Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna, the documentary is an immigrant’s journey through overcoming disability[Text Box], poverty, and discrimination. Born with clubbed feet Vikas is ridiculed for his leg braces. He finds shelter in the kitchen and dreams of becoming a chef one day. With the guidance of his mother and grandmother Vikas learns to run and cook. He witnesses massacre and destruction of the Sikh’s Golden Temple. At the age of 29, Vikas comes to New York. He goes from living in a homeless shelter to opening a restaurant, becoming a Michelin star chef, and a TV star. He learns that life is a never-ending cycle where one has to die and be reborn.

Best of the Fest — Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival One World, USA (2019)

Festivals and Awards:

  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece(2019)