Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/09
Tune in to KBOO 90.7 fm at 5:30 pm today for an interview with filmmaker Cherien Dabis about Amreeka, a new film that will be opening tomorrow in Portland at Fox Tower.
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. Told with heartfelt humor by writer-director Cherien Dabis in her feature film debut, 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.
By calling in your pledge to KBOO, you can receive a pair of tickets to see the film as a thank you gift!
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