Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


How do you return to a place that only exists in your mind? My Love Awaits Me by the Sea is a poetic documentary narrating the story of the director Mais Darwazah, who takes a first time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. She leaves a secluded reality and follows a lover whom she has never met; Hasan, a Palestinian artist, who unveils a beautiful and utopian world to her. Fairytale and reality are woven together to question the elusiveness of place and the need to believe in dreams.
There was a post screening discussion with director Mais Darwazah. It was moderated by Nuha N.N. Khoury (UCSB Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture).

Social Impact Cinema: Dreaming Palestine: Occupation, Exile, and Return is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Mellichamp Global Studies Initiative, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.