The Citizen

The Citizen

Streaming Video - 2013
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A gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, revolving around a Middle Eastern man's dream to become an American citizen and the prejudice and barriers he faces on his journey to attain the American dream.
Publisher: [United States] : Monterey : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
ISBN: 9781569943724
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 99 min.)) : sd., col.


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May 25, 2015

Camel-jockey dose good. Nuff said! He's a terrorist scum-bag! Take him to the gallows! Must be true? Dick Cheney told me so!!! Everybody loves Dick Cheney. Don't they???

Mar 11, 2015

What foreigners can look forward to here -- if we haven't already bombed them in their native land, or helped our ally do it. High point: anti-Bush isn't anti-American.

voisjoe1 Jun 14, 2014

This film chronicles the experiences of a legal Lebanese immigrant who arrived on the East Coast the day prior to 9/11. He happened to have the same last name as one of the 9/11 pilots. He is quickly ushered into a “black-site” where he spends his first six months with an unspecified intelligence unit that interrogates him daily to try to get him to “confess” to a role in the 9/11 plotting. When they let him out, he then endures frequent anti-Middle-Eastern discrimination, but luckily for him, not all Americans had bought into the right-wing philosophy that the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.

May 19, 2014

Welcome to America, go home now! Not a bad flick, marginal acting and a little hokey, but thought provoking in places (especially when he responds to the cross examination).

Apr 04, 2014

Relatively light-hearted tale of an exceedingly kind Lebanese man who immigrated to the USA, arriving in NYC the day before September 11, 2001.

Mar 08, 2014

Outstanding. Would have been amazing if it had been based on one person's actual true story, but things have been perfected for the sake of cinema. Worth watching.

Feb 28, 2014

A man from Lebanon landed in NYC to pursue his American dream, fighting various obstacles in the post-9/11 time. The intention of the film is good, but the execution is so-so and the plot is not very credible.

Feb 12, 2014

A very interesting story from first appearance, not well executed.
Three major flaws in this movie: Overly melodramatic, predictable throughout and acting so bad at points, it made me cringe.

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