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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. Told with heartfelt humor, "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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September 25, 2009 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

In “Amreeka,’’ Muna, a Palestinian divorcee, and her bright teenage son, Fadi, move in with her sister’s upper-middle-class family in a small Illinois town. When Muna (Nisreen Faour) takes a job working at White Castle and Fadi (Melkar Muallem) enrolls in public school, the expected culture clashes ensue.

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