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AmericanEast

culture clash american dream arab-american

AmericanEast

Release Date: November 14, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
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Director    :   Hesham Issawi
Producers    :   Tony Shalhoub
Writers    :   Sayed Badreya, Hesham Issawi
RunTime    :   112 mins.

Summer in L.A., it's hot. Homeland Security has set the threat level at red; they're searching for several Arabs alleged to be terrorists. Mustafa, an Egyptian immigrant who runs a falafel shop, comes to the FBI's attention; they investigate him. He has other problems: his young teen son no longer wants to be a Muslim; his sister, a nurse, objects to Mustafa arranging her marriage to a cousin from Egypt. She has a non-Arab suitor of her own. Omar, an employee of Mustafa, is a struggling actor who doesn't want to play only terrorists. Mustafa hopes to open a real restaurant and has a potential partner in Sam, a Jew, whose family objects. What price the American dream?




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