CinemaNa – When I saw you by Annemarie Jacir
Watch this worldwide-awarded Palestinian drama. Followed by a cocktail & a Q&A session with the filmmaker Annemarie Jacir.
In Arabic with English subtitles
No age restriction
Jordan, 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music, and infectious hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees pour across the border in the wake of the 1967 war. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, 11, and his mother Ghaydaa are amongst them. Placed in “temporary” refugee camps, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948.
NETPAC Award Best Asian Film from Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (2013) Best Film from the Arab World Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates (2012) Special Jury Prize Oran Festival of Arab Cinema, Algeria (2012)
Know more about Annemarie Jacir:
One of the leading filmmakers from the Arab world, Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three features to date (The Salt of the Sea, When I Saw You and Wajib) were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie Jacir also curates, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, a production house with offices in Palestine and Jordan, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers.
In cooperation with NYUAD Arts Center and with the support of the Palestinian Business Council.
Monday December 10th, 2018
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Al Reem Island
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