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? Written by
What a wonderful movie that I came across accidentally on ThisTV (www.thistv.com) late last night (3 AM). I didn't know if I was watching a television series or a movie and was just smitten with the storyline. I live in a metro area with a significant middle eastern population and I was very interested in the perspective shown.
The multi-generational characters, culture clash and what it means to each of them to achieve the American dream offers something that anyone can relate to.
I want to follow the characters for several more years. Make my dream come true and make this a TV series!
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