Amreeka

Amreeka

DVD - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films, 2009
Branch Call Number: DVD F AMR
Additional Contributors: Abbass, Hiam
Virgil Films (Firm)

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graybear3
Apr 21, 2017

Nice little "sleeper" film and very relevant to today. Recommended!

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ausnos
Feb 02, 2017

I rather enjoyed this movie. It gives a interesting impression of immigrant life. Muna is a delightful character and mother. I felt her plight.

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amoby
Nov 26, 2016

Alia Shawkat is in this movie with unknown but good casting.

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QnVz
Sep 07, 2016

A tender immigration story. Full of nuances and shifts of generational focus and concerns.

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0cho
Sep 18, 2014

This is an easy watching movie. A little unpolished but overall OK. It actually felt a little short.

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ottawabooknerd
Aug 22, 2013

Interesting movie. Would've preferred a more conclusive ending.

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chanelsurfer
Aug 20, 2013

This is an enjoyable tale of a woman and her son moving from occupied Palestinian territory to the United States. They face struggles admist the US invasion of Iraq, but the film does not get preachy.

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bookwormjeph
May 17, 2013

a gentle human, and slightly humourous look at minorities settling into a new country, culture and the prejudices. some subtle and some not so, that were encountered. In this case it is shown through the eyes of a Palestinian woman and her teenage son in the USA. A good hour and a half entertainment without it being preachy or moralistic.

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re_discover
Aug 27, 2012

Unfortunately, Amreeka is a very familiar story about immigrants seeking the American dream and being faced instead with discrimination. A light, feel good movie, but nothing new.

Quimeras Jun 05, 2012

This is a wonderful film that speaks of the human right to have a safe place to call home. I highly recommend it!

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re_discover
Aug 28, 2012

US Border Patrol Officer: "Occupation?"

Muna: "Yes, (nodding) it is occupied for 40 years."

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