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Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Annemarie Jacir

2012, in Arabic with English subtitles


93 minutes



When I Saw You

Lamma Shoftak

Film Festival ticket prices apply! Individual tickets are $10. MFAH Members, senior adults, and students with ID receive a $2 discount on tickets. 

In the summer of 1967, Israeli forces seize control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. Thousands of Palestinians pour into Jordan, some separated from their families by the chaos of war. Among them are 11-year-old Tarek and his mother Ghaydaa, who wind up in a refugee camp. When Tarek secretly sets out to search for his father, he discovers a clandestine site in the forest where volunteers receive military training to become freedom fighters and liberate their lands. Palestine’s first female director explores the underlying theme of being unable to return to ancestral land. Winner: Best Director, Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
—Palm Springs Film Festival