Amreeka

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This film was last shown on 26 November 2010

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of the future in the promised land of small town Illinois. As her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers at the local White Castle.

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Director
Cherien Dabis
Year
2009
Duration
96 mins
Language
English/Arabic
Cast
Alia Shawkat, Hiam Abbass, Melkar Muallem, Nisreen Faour

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