Amira & Sam | 2015
To help adjust to coming home from war, Sam Seneca, a former Green Beret, takes a stab at a life-long dream: stand-up comedy. He also lands a high-paying job working for a Wall Street firm, run by his cousin Charlie. Amira fled Iraq after her brother was killed by U.S. soldiers. She's an illegal immigrant, living with her uncle, Bassam, who was Sam's interpreter. Amira has a run-in with the police. and so Sam takes her under his wing. Despite their differences, Sam and Amira share a common bond as outsiders. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for them to combat their feelings for one another. Meanwhile, Sam becomes entangled in Charlie's investment scheme, and Amira's trouble with the law escalates to the brink of deportation. In order to save Amira from being deported, Sam is forced to risk everything he fought so hard to defend.