Amreeka (US/Canada/Kuwait, 2009)

  • Amreeka (US/Canada/Kuwait, 2009)
  • World Movies admin
  • September 30, 2011

Divorced mother Muna and her son Fadi leave the West Bank for Illinois to live with Muna’s sister. After accidentally losing their money at immigration Muna immediately begins looking for a job. Although she has two degrees and 15 years’ experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, telling the family her job is at a nearby bank. Fadi faces racist taunts as he becomes increasingly Americanised, while Raghda and her husband are under financial stress – he’s a doctor, rapidly losing clientele thanks to anti-Arab sentiment.

Amreeka won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 2009.

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