When I Saw You (2012) will be screened at the Pollock Theater at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 12.
To be preceded by video introduction recorded specifically for this occasion by writer-director Annemarie Jacir.
This event is co-sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, and the Mellichamp Global Studies Initiative.
About the Film:
Jordan, 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 lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives. When I Saw You is the story of people affected by the times around them, in search of something more in their lives. A journey full of adventure, love, humor, and the desire to be free, but most of all this is a story about that moment in a person’s life when he wakes up and finds the whole world is open and everything is possible – that moment you feel most alive. It is a journey of the human spirit that knows no borders.