Movie of The Week: Amreeka

Amreeka
Amreeka

This movie is so good that I had to revise what I previously wrote about it. The director did a brilliant job showing the struggle of a Middle Eastern immigrant (I can attest to it from my own experience) coming to the United States trying to adjust to a new culture, as well as facing the unjustifiable Islam-phobia that is taking place in this country.

The Plot

It chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single Palestinian 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.  In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Unfortunately the screen cannot be enlarged, but the movie is still worth watching.

Amreeka

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