AmericanEast (2008)

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?

Directing:
  • Hesham Issawi
Writing:
  • Hesham Issawi
  • Sayed Badreya
themoviedb icon 5.9/10
  • Release Date: 2008-11-14
  • Views: 26
  • Language: English | العربية
  • Runtime: 112

Sarah Shahi

Salwah Marzoke

Sayed Badreya

Mustafa Marzouke

Virginia Hamilton

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