Shaheen Ilyas, a young traditional Pakistani woman, arrives in Los Angeles in search of her husband, Ali Ilyas. Ali who has left his wife and his homeland just after the wedding has come to America to earn money. Shaheen is unfortunately greeted into a drastic and unknown world which questions her "dependent" identity. From her luggage and passport being stolen, to being harassed by a homeless bum, she is faced with many other challenges. It is up to Shaheen to live by her intrinsic values, the traditions she has been raised with or adapt and choose to make her own identity.