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What's it called? Amreeka [videorecording] / National Geographic Entertainment presents a National Geographic/Imagenation Abu Dhabi release in association with Levantine Entertainment, Maximum Film International in association with Levantine Entertainment presents a film by Cherien Dabis, a First Generation Films...[et al.] production ; produced by Paul Barkin, Christina Provsan ; written and directed by Cherien Dabis.
Who published it? [United States] : National Geographic Entertainment ; New York : Virgil Films, [2009].
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 SPANISH RIVER Feature Film DVDs  Amreeka  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Special stuff to know! DVD ; all regions ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital.
Helpful notes! In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
Performers! Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Joseph Ziegler, Yussef Abu Warda.
Credits Director of photography, Tobias Datum ; editor, Keith Reamer ; music, Kareem Roustom.
Helpful notes! Videodisc release of the 2009 motion picture.
Who'd like this? Rated PG-13.
What's it about? Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card, and she moves with her teenage son to small town Illinois.
Helpful notes! Special features: "Make a wish" - a short film from director Cherien Dabis; deleted scenes; outakes.
Helpful subjects! Palestinian Arabs -- United States -- Drama.
Immigrants -- United States -- Drama.
Arab American families -- Drama.
Arab American women -- Drama.
West Bank -- Drama.
Illinois -- Drama.
It's a special thing! Melodrama
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Dabis, Cherien, 1976-
Faour, Nisreen, 1972-
Muallem, Melkar.
Abbass, Hiam.
Shawkat, Alia, 1989-
Ziegler, Joseph.
Abu-Warda, Yussuf.
Virgil Films (Firm)
National Geographic Entertainment (Firm)
Imagenation Abu Dhabi (Firm)
Levantine Entertainment (Firm)
First Generation Films (Firm)
Special numbers! 829567066621
Special numbers! 670666 National Geographic Entertainment/Virgil Films
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