Title
Amerrika / written and dir. by Cherien Dabis
Director
Cherien Dabis
Composer
Kareem Roustom
Actor
Nisreen Faour Hiam Abbass
Uniform title
Amreeka
Language
English
Publisher
Cinéart, [jaar van uitgave niet vastgesteld]
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2009
Playing time
96 min.
Note
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Frans
EAN
5414939028182
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About Cherien Dabis

Cherien Dabis (born 1976) (Arabic: شيرين دعيبس‎) is a Palestinian-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter. She was named one of Variety magazine's 10 Directors to Watch in 2009.

Early life

Dabis was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Her father is a physician of Palestinian descent, and her mother is from Salt, Jordan.

Cherien grew up in a small town in Ohio, and spent many of her summers in Jordan. Cherien's father was a Palestinian refugee, and at the age of eight years, she visited Palestine for the first time. She and her family were held at the Israeli border for 12 hours, and she was strip-searched along with her sisters. This incident would make Cherien understand "what it meant to be Palestinian". She would not return to Palestine until 20 years later.

Back in the U.S, Cherien's hometown was populated predominantly by middle-cla…Read more on Wikipedia