How do you return to a place that only exists in your mind? My Love Awaits Me by the Sea (2013) 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.
We were joined for a post-screening Q&A with Director Mais Darwazah, moderated by Nuha N.N. Khoury (UCSB Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture).
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Mellichamp Global Studies Initiative, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Department of Film & Media Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, and the Department of the History of Art & Architecture.
Media are global by nature; they express culture just as much as they transcend borders. The CWC Global series is dedicated to showcasing media from around the world. This series features screenings and events that place UCSB in conversation with international media makers and global contexts across our deeply connected world.