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Middle East Film Festival: ‘When I Saw You’
April 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Middle East Studies Program for the final film in the Middle East Film Festival.
When I Saw You (2012) is written and directed by Annemarie Jacir. The year is 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, 11, and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees. Placed in “temporary” refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they would be able to return, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948. With difficulties adjusting to life in Harir camp and a longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times. Eventually his free spirit and curious nature led him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives.
This film will feature an introduction by Dr. Noa Shaindlinger, a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Department of History.
This film is free and open to the public.