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5 Feb - 1 March 2010

 

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When

Tue 2 Mar, 6.00PM - BOOK
Thu 4 Mar, 8.30PM - BOOK

Where

Orana Cinema

Price

Standard $14.50
Conc $10.50





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AMREEKA

AMERICA

Director: Cherien Dabis • 94min • M
In Arabic and English with subtitles

Amreeka reminds us of the importance of family and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Muna (Nisreen Faour) is a Palestinian woman struggling with life in the military-occupied West Bank. She wins a US Green Card lottery and decides to uproot herself and her son and head for greener pastures, leaving behind her mother and brother.

In Amreeka (America) she and her son live with her sister Raghda Halaby (Hiam Abbass) and her family in the Midwest. Muna faces prejudice at every turn and soon realises that Amreeka is not all that she had dreamed it would be.

FRIPESCI PRIZE, DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2009