similar discrimination, my German-American father was bullied during World War I, Japanese Americans were locked up during World War II and the ancestors of African Americans scarcely came here voluntarily. (In Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and other Middle Eastern countries, there are large numbers of Arab-Christians - who like Victoria Reggie Kennedy - are Catholic and descendents of Maronites or are Greek- and Eastern-Orthodox. Alia Shawkat a cousin about the same age. With: Alia Shawkat, Melkar Muallem and Nisreen Faour. Cherien Dabis incorporates some of her own story in her film. Cast, view All, critic Reviews for, amreeka. Details: 2009, Rest of the world, 96 mins. Abu Warda ) sees his practice decline for the same reason.
Direction: Cherien Dabis, summary: A drama centred on an immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Illinois. The film is also marked by a rare consistency of tone and an authenticity that stretch (almost) to the very end of the movie. "Amreeka" is a heartwarming film, not a political dirge. Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003. Dabis' new film is a compelling look at Muna (Nisreen Faour a lovely, divorced, overweight, overeducated Palestinian woman living in the West Bank with her teenage son Fadi (Melkar Muallem) and her mother. See All (165) taglines: Serving up the American Dream. Starring Nisreen Faour (Muna Farah Melkar Muallem (Fadi Farah Hiam Abbass (Raghda Halaby Alia Shawkat (Salma Halaby Yussef Abu Warda (Nabeel Halaby and Joseph Ziegler (Mr. Here she finds the Jewish principal (. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda (Hiam Abbass and brother-in-law, Nabeel (Yussuf Abu-Warda). Tomatometer, audience score, average Rating:.6/5, user Ratings: 3,200. Amreeka, photos, view All Photos (17 movie Info "Amreeka" chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. "Occupation?" asks the immigration official.