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

When i saw you

Winner of Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Best Arab Film in Abu Dhabi and Palestine’s 2013 Oscar Entry, Annemarie Jacir’s second feature film When I Saw You takes place in 1967 Jordan when 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. 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 lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives.
 
The film will be preceded by a short musical performance by oud player Clarissa Bitar (UCSB senior in ethnomusicology).  There will also be a pre-recorded introduction from writer-director Annemarie Jacir.

The event is free, but a reservation is required to guarantee your seat.

 


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.