The Funny Politics of Faith and Change: An Interview With Cherien Dabis

August 26, 2014 3:26 PM

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The Funny Politics of Faith and Change: An Interview With Cherien Dabis

May in the Summer is a comedic drama about a Palestinian-American writer who goes home to Jordan for her wedding. The unconventional bride's impending nuptials are the inopportune occasion to air out the cooped up emotions of a broken family who still love each other -- in the middle of a scorching summer. I had the pleasure of interviewing the writer, director, and star Cherien Dabis shortly after the film's world premiere last year at the Sundance Film Festival.

CD: It began with the idea of letting go, something I struggled with when I began writing the script. How do we overcome our painful histories and constructively move into a better future, to discover freedom that's possible when we let go? The movie explores this question on a personal level, but a...

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