Take Your Cucumbers With You: Amreeka Movie Review

Migration isn’t always a good choice after all. In this case, Muna and Raghda areaware of this indirect process of tempting kids to change their identities, and defy it. Raghda even believes she was stupid to make the decision of leaving home. She brings up a tree analogy during a conversation: if a tree is removed from its roots and put in another location, it won’t grow.

Identity Confusion

I have never been to Palestine before and I’m not physically allowed to go there because I don’t have a paper that grants me the opportunity to experience my homeland and what it’s like to feel rooted… to maybe, for once in my lifetime, feel at home, at peace: stable. This truth makes me feel less Palestinian, but I try to layer it with the fact that I live in Lebanon and have friends and memories here.