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Amreeka

Dubai Film Connection


The search for one's own identity, caught between two cultures, is at the heart of debut director Cherien Dabis's critically-acclaimed feature film. 'Amreeka' chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the Palestinian West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois. In the heart of the Midwest, the Arab newcomers arouse a variety of reactions - but 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 fast-food joint.

2009 / 97 mins

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Director

Cherien Dabis

Producer

Al-Zain Al-Sabah
(Eagle Vision Media Group)
Cherien Dabis
(Displaced Pictures)
Christina Piovesan
(First Generation Films)
www.fgfilms.net
Inas Halawani
Liz Jarvis
Paul Barkin
(ALCINA PICTURES)

Cast

Alia Shawkat
Hiam Abbass
Melkar Muallem
Nisreen Faour
Yussef Abu-Warda

Editor

Keith Reamer

DOP

Tobias Datum

Scriptwriter

Cherien Dabis

Sales Agent

Charlotte Mickie
(eOne Films International)
www.entertainmentonegroup.com
James Lewis
Laura Kim
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