Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Amreeka' Tells of Strangers in a Strange Land

VOAVideo: 'Amreeka' Tells of Strangers in a Strange Land

What is it like for a mother and her teenage son to settle in America? And what if they are Palestinian and their arrival coincides with the onset of the 1991 Gulf War in which a U.S.-led coalition fought Iraq? A new film, Amreeka, recently opened in U.S. theaters, and it answers these and other questions about life in America for those from a very different part of the world. Saqib ul-Islam (of VOA's Urdu Service) spoke with the writer and director of the film, Cherien Dabis, to learn more about Amreeka and the woman who made it. Read more...

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