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With her first feature, filmmaker Dabis takes a remarkably engaging, observant approach to a prickly situation, boldly examining raw aspects of immigration and prejudice in middle America without ever getting heavy-handed about it.

After her husband leaves her, Muna (Faour) is struggling to raise her teen son Fadi (Muallem) in the West Bank, fighting through checkpoints and taking long detours around the Israeli wall to get to work. So when she wins the US Green Card lottery, she and Fadi head to live with her sister Raghda (Abbass) and her family outside Chicago. But the adjustment isn't easy for either of them, as they face a new kind of oppression but also find friends in surprising places.

Meanwhile, Raghda starts thinking she wants to move back to Palestine.

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