American East

American East The heightened racial tensions of post-9/11 America are at the center of this 2007 drama, the feature debut from director Hesham Issawi. Co-writer Sayed Badreya stars as Mustafa, an Egyptian-born entrepreneur facing the daily challenges of an Arab Muslim living in Los Angeles and hoping to open a restaurant with his Jewish best friend, played by Tony Shalhoub.

As Mustafa is met with friction for this unlikely plan, several other stories of adversity in the Arab-American community unfold around him.

16 No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drugs)
106 minutes

Credits

CastSayed Badreya, Tony Shalhoub, Erick Avari
DirectorHesham Issawi
Formats DVD
SA DistributorNu Metro


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