30.09. - 09.10.2021

Amreeka USA, Canada, Kuwait 2008 | 97 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Cherien Dabis

Cherien Dabis , born in 1976, director and writer. After“Make A Wish” (2006) “Amreeka” is her second film.

rated for 0 + years
Palestinian single mother Muna Faraha (Nisreen Faour) had completely forgotten about the green card application when it gets accepted. Unwillingly, she makes her way to the land of opportunities, where she must sell burgers in rural Illinois and where her son is treated as a terrorist by his fellow pupils. A melancholy comedy about migrant children in the first generation, torn between their ethnic roots and the Western world.
Original title: Amreeka
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, Arabic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Cherien Dabis
Screenplay: Cherien Dabis
Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat
Producer: Christina Piovesan, Paul Barkin
Director of Photography: Tobias Datum
Music: Kareem Roustom
Production Design: Aidan Leroux
Editor: Keith Reamer
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: E1 Films International, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite, 1400, M4W3R8 Toronto, Canada, email:
Production: First Generation Films


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