TowelheadDVD - 2008
"It's clever and original with an excellent cast."--Washington Post
"...an absolutely stellar cast, make this an uncommonly complex and compelling drama."--Newsday
"Summer Bishil turns in a gutsy, quietly riveting performance as Jasira."--Los Angeles Times
Follows the life of Jasira, a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, as she navigates the confusing and frightening path of adolescence and her own sexual awakening after moving to suburban Houston with her strict father.
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not recommended for those who are sensitive to scenes of rape, domestic violence, pedophilia, pornography or child abuse.
Violence: Not recommended for those who are sensitive to scenes of rape, domestic violence, pedophilia, pornography or child abuse.
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Rifat Maroun: [after finding out the names that Zach called Jasira] You know, her red neck of a husband will soon get called up, and then Saddam will gas him. And that will serve all of them right.
Rifat Maroun: Just so you know, we've decide not to exchange gifts this year. We are protesting the fact that Bush is waiting until after the holiday to wage war.
Gail Monahan: Whatever you you want.
Rifat Maroun: [to Jasira upon arriving home from work] First your idiot of a president declares a ceasefire, even though Saddam isn't dead yet, or even captured. And then I ran over a cat, about a block way.
Gail Monahan: Hey, what's with the flag?
Rifat Maroun: Oh, I'm supporting the war.
Gail Monahan: I thought you were protesting it.
Rifat Maroun: I'm protesting one aspect of the war and supporting another aspect. See, the mark of intelligence, Gail, is having the capacity of holding two conflicting ideas in your head at one time.