Amreeka is a feature length narrative about a Palestinian single mother and her son who arrive in rural Illinois to escape a life of oppression, only to face the fallout from Americas war on Iraq. The film offers a glimpse into the secret lives of the first generation teenagers caught between their parents ethnic heritage and the Western world in which they live.
2009 Sundance Film Festival
Make a Wish (2006)
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother (2004)
Cherien Dabis previous short film Make a Wish was featured in international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin, and won awards at Rotterdam and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, among others. Dabis has received numerous accolades, including the LOreal Paris Women of Worth Vision Award at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. She is also a writer and co-producer on Showtime Networks series, "The L Word."