THE STORY

 

 

When a Syrian refugee's dream of U.S. citizenship is crushed by a firebrand congressman running for governor, he discovers evidence that can break the campaign and his hope for a new life along with it.

 

Americano tells the story of Isaac, a Syrian refugee and hacker, who is desperately working to become an American citizen--a chance at a new life coming from his ravaged home leveled by civil war.  Hollester, a demagogue running for Pennsylvania governor and inspiring radical followers, offers Isaac that chance if he performs a hack on Billie--his campaign director who he fears is leaking information to the media. Hope comes apart as Hollester's true motive is revealed.  Unexpected alliances are formed and the guardian of 250-year-old promise takes a side.