Tuesday, 20 March 2012


The movie 'Amreeka' by Cherien Dabbis will be shown at Maidan Cultural Center today, March 20 at 7pm.

Amreeka is a family drama movie laced with heartfelt humor, in which Muna, a single mother leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, in hope of a promising future in Illinois, USA, after she gets her green card. For livelihood, Mona prepares falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle. Amreeka is a universal journey into the lives of a family of immigrants and first-generation teenagers caught between their heritage and the new culture in which they now live and the quest for a place to call home. The film stars Nisreen Faour as Muna, and Melkar Muallen plays her 16 year old son, Fadi. The rest of the cast include Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Yussef Abu-Warda and Joseph Ziegler.

'Amreeka' was written and directed by award winning director, Cherien Dabis who was named on Variety's "Top Ten Filmmakers to Watch". The film went on to win top awards in Dubai, Rotterdam, Cairo, Chicago and Aspen. Dabis received several generous grants in support of the film, including the National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project Seed Grant, the Jerome Foundation’s New York City Media Arts Grant as well as the New York State Council on the Art’s Electronic Media and Film Distribution Grant. The movie is produced by Christina Piovesan and Paul Barkin. 

To know more about the movie and director Cherien Dabbis visit Amreeka movie Facebook page 

Location : Maidan Cultural Center, near Shaab Park
Time : 7pm to 8.30 pm
Charges : Free Admission

Melkar Muallen (left) as Fadi and Nisreen Faour (right) as Muna

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