Amanpour and Company

Aarti Shahani on Family, Resentment and the American Dream

Clip: 10/28/2019 | 19m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

At age 16, Aarti Shahani was visiting her father in the infamous Rikers Island prison, where he was serving time for a crime she says he was unwittingly involved in. In her new memoir, Shahani comes to terms with the 14 year long legal battle her family faced, and the resentment she felt at being brought to America as a child. She speaks to Michel about how all this shaped her American Dream.

Aired: 10/28/19

Rating: NR

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