Amreeka

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Released 2009

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Director:
Cherien Dabis
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13

Amreeka is a 2009 independent film written and directed by Cherien Dabis. The film explores the emigration of Muna Farah (Misreen Faour) and her teenaged son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), from the West Bank to the Midwestern United States. Every day, Muna and Fadi endure Israeli security checkpoints to pass between Fadi's school and their home in Bethlehem. One day, Muna is awarded an American green card through a lottery, and takes her son to begin a new life at her sister's home in Illinois. Arriving just after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Muna quickly discovers many hardships facing Arab's in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Muna is unable to find meaningful work and secretly takes a job making burgers at a local White Castle while Fadi negotiates the tense racial climate of an American high school. Though their circumstances test them, Muna and her family stand up to hard times with the help of each other and unexpected allies.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is a pointed, emotional story of a divorced Palestinian woman and her son who immigrate to the U.S. just after the invasion of Iraq, a story that benefits from Dabis' backgrou...

  • 80

    Variety

    A culture-clash dramedy whose background in Middle-East conflict is leavened with vibrant energy, balanced politics and droll humor by first-time feature director Cherien Dabis.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    One of the most accomplished recent films about a non-European immigrant coming to the United States.

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