Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

SOCIAL IMPACT CINEMA: DREAMING PALESTINE: OCCUPATION, EXILE, AND RETURN is a series that examines the Palestinian story from 1948 to today.

Series Tickets-

Students and Community are free, but a reservation is required to guarantee a seat.



Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

When I Saw You is the story of Tarek and his mother who are amongst this latest wave of refugees in Jordan. Like the generation before them, they wait in "temporary" refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they are able to return to Palestine. With difficulties adjusting to life in Harir camp, and a longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches for a way out, and discovers new hope emerging with the times.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Time That Remains is an intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as minorities in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day. There will be post screening discussion with Richard Falk (former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights and "Fellow, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.") and Sherene Seikaly (UCSB Assistant Professor in History). The moderator will be Maryam Griffin (UCSB doctoral candidate in sociology).


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
My Love Awaits Me by the Sea is a poetic meditation on what it means to be denied the chance to participate in a collective memory of normal life. It is an intensely personal essay inspired by the late artist/author Hasan Hourani’s life and work, seen through the director's experiences as a second-generation Palestinian making her first trip to the homeland. Accompanied by Hasan, her imaginary lover, she searches for his fantasy world and finds the remnants of hope in a land exhausted by endless years of war.

There will be post-screening discussion with director Mais Darwazah.

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.