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American East
American East
Actors: Erick Avari, Anthony Azizi, Sayed Badreya, Mike Batayeh, Tay Blessey
Director: Hesham Issawi
Genres: Drama
R     2009     1hr 50min

Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 01/20/2009 Run time: 112 minutes Rating: R

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Actors: Erick Avari, Anthony Azizi, Sayed Badreya, Mike Batayeh, Tay Blessey
Director: Hesham Issawi
Creators: Sayed Badreya, Hesham Issawi
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/20/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Betty T. (BettySunshine) from WARNER ROBINS, GA
Reviewed on 2/20/2010...
In the aftermath of 9/11, this film portrays a community of American Arabs trying to live a normal life here in the US. But they are seen with suspicion by others. A heartwarming story of a man trying to live his life honorably in spite of how others want to now see him.
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Movie Reviews

A Very Educational Film - BUY IT!
N. Joseph | Chicago, IL | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

I can't emphasize enough the importance of this film's message which is really about tolerance, understanding and respect. The actors have done a great job in portraying very complex Arab characters who are caught up in the frenzy of post-911 America. They face many obstacles when encountering prevailing stereotypes about who Arabs are and how they are perceived in general. While at the same time, they are also questioning their own personal prejudices as they try to assimilate in American society. The mix of actors is perfect; they all work very well together to drive home the message that we are all human beings deserving of respect and understanding if only people would listen and not be quick to rush to judgement. I very highly recommend this film."
M. Montiel | Anaheim, CA USA | 01/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this film in the theatre once and another time at a film festival. It is amazing. It dealt with important issues but still was entertaining with great performances from Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Azizi and the rest of the cast. It also has the guy from the movie "The Visitor" (I think his name is Haaz Sleiman) who was very funny. I think its not in the theatre anymore so I would highly recommend buying this."
We need more movies like Americaneast
Christopher J. Blanton | TN, USA | 02/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mustafa is like so many other Americans-struggling and trying to do the right thing. Of course, his life (and the lives of his families) is complicated by the troubles of the day. Americaneast tells a heartfelt story of coping with the adversity of sharing an ethnic background with the enemy of the day.

We need more movies like this. Too few people in this country give any thought that American immigrants are people just like them with their own hopes, dreams, and problems. Americaneast addresses those thoughts and is entertaining at the same time. I highly recommend this movie."