Amreeka (2009)

Amreeka was released on DVD on January 12, 2010
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Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single 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.

Told with heartfelt humor by writer-director Cherien Dabis in her feature film debut, Amreeka is a universal journey into the lives of a family of immigrants and first-generation teenagers caught between their heritage and the new world in which they now live and the bittersweet search for a place to call home.

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US DVD Release Date January 12, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Run time 96 min
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date January 12, 2010
Actors Nisreen Faour, Alia Shawkat, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Joseph Ziegler, Brodie Sanderson, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Suheila Muallem, Jenna Kawar, Amer Hlehel, Selena Haddad
Directed by Cherien Dabis
Studio Virgil Films and Entertainment
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for brief drug use involving teens, and some language)
Gross $622,164
Genre(s) Drama
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