A free screening of Amreeka will play at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim on June 19 at 4:30 pm. Amreeka, the feature film debut from writer/director Cherien Dabis, chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the same 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 a universal journey into the lives of a family of immigrants and first-generation teenagers caught between heritage and the new world that they call home. This film is sure to provoke a lively discussion on the current topic of immigration.
The film is part of the monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The UUF is located on Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit http://www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.