'Amreeka,' a Film About a Single Palestinian Mom Working at a White Castle in Illinois
Of course, there's more to Amreeka than White Castle, but that's the burger relation. Synopsis:
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. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.
Amreeka is currently playing in New York City and Los Angeles, but is expanding to more cities this Friday and during the following weeks. Check out the release schedule to see if it's playing near you. Watch the trailer after the jump.