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The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein

The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001)

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This downbeat three-part drama tells a trio of stories that focus on different aspects of America's reaction to the war in the Persian Gulf. Fernanda Hussein (Thia Gonzales) is a Hispanic woman whose husband abandoned her and their children and returned to Egypt, where he was born. With the war in the Gulf at its height, Fernanda is subjected to a daily barrage of racist insults due to the fact that, through marriage, she shares her last name with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and when her

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Western, Drama

John Gianvito

May 31, 2005

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Less an alternative to jingoism than its mirror image, as sure of itself and as disdainful of doubt or uncertainty as the chest-thumping triumphalism of the most fervent right-wing talk show (and much less entertaining).

May 30, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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For every scene that plays like a dramatic reading of a Nation editorial ... Gianvito summons a couple of persuasive formal or rhetorical flourishes.

May 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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It's filled with the filmmaker's rage and despair over the Persian Gulf war.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Gianvito's admirable reach far exceeds his clumsy grasp.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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