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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


Cherien Dabis


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


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


Keith Reamer


Tobias Datum


Cherien Dabis

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Charlotte Mickie
(eOne Films International)
James Lewis
Laura Kim
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