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Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda (Hiam Abbass), and brother-in-law, Nabeel (Yussuf Abu-Warda). Cherien Dabis writes and directs.

  1. Cherien Dabis

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Nisreen Faour

    Nisreen Faour

    Muna Farah

  2. MM

    Melkar Muallem

    Fadi Farah

  3. Hiam Abbass

    Hiam Abbass

    Raghda Halaby

  4. Alia Shawkat

    Alia Shawkat

    Salma Halaby

  5. JK

    Jenna Kawar

    Rana Halaby

  6. JZ

    Joseph Ziegler

    Stan Novatski

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -


Release Information

  • January 17, 2009



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