Muhr Arabic Feature
Canada, Kuwait, U.S.A. / 2009 / Arabic, English dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 97 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Best Actress: Nisreen Faour (Actor / Actress)

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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.


Comedy, Drama

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