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An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001.

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Ibrahim
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Diane
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Mo
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Winston
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Miller
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Hotel Bouncer (as Jay Adams)
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Bar fight witness
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Rajiv
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Agent Bardha
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Woman #1
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Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11... and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. Written by monterey media inc.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »

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27 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Горожанин  »

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$11,655 (USA) (27 September 2013)

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$24,296 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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[first lines]
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge Hawthorne: Please be seated. Mr. Winston, you may cross-examine the witness.
Winston: Good morning. Prior to your arrival in 2001, had you made any other visits to this country?
Ibrahim: No.
Winston: Did your duties as an auto mechanic in any way necessitate relocation to the United States?
Ibrahim: Sorry, would you please repeat the question.
Winston: What brought you to this country? Why are you here?
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14 November 2013 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

this movies is the best Arab life story in USA i ever see. it's really important to understand that not all Arab immigrant or Muslim are terrorist , we all humans live in same planet , respect each other and religion . I don't care what other's believes or what's their religion as long as they are good to me i'll be good to them and even better . I hope that someday people start respect each other for their moral not for their skin or religion .I'ts great movie for you Khaled el Nabawi you did great . this movies is the best Arab life story in USA i ever see this movies is the best Arab life story in USA i ever see this movies is the best Arab life story in USA i ever see this movies is the best Arab life story in USA i ever see


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