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Amreeka (USA / Canada, 2009)

Directed by Cherien Dabis. Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Joseph Ziegler, Yussef Abu Warda. Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card, and she moves with her teenage son to small town Illinois. 105 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
West, Dennis; West, Joan M. "Coming to Amreeka: An Interview with Cherien Dabis." Cineaste; Winter2009, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p22-26, 5p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only