AMREEKA (2009), directed by Cherien Dabis, 96 min. Both friction and unexpected humor arise when a West Bank Arab mother (Muna Farah) wins a Green Card in a lottery and relocates with her family to the American Midwest. The director, born to Palestinian-Jordanian immigrants, was raised in Ohio. Her title uses the Arabic word for “America.”
MNN’s Film Series presents The Cinema of Immigration. This 10-week series explores the immigrant experience in the U.S. through films that reflect its ethnic and cultural diversity. Mark Ethan Toporek introduces each screening and leads discussion afterward.
Light refreshments served!