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لما شفتك (when I Saw You) (When I Saw You (lamma Shoftak))

Dubai Film Connection

Winner of Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Best Arab Film in Abu Dhabi, Best Film in Amiens, and Palestine's 2013 Oscar entry, Annemarie Jacir's second feature film was entirely Arab-financed with all Palestinian producers. 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. 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 for 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.

Award at DFC:
AWARD AT DFC - Bahrain Film Production Company Award of USD 10,000
2012 / 95 mins

Genre: War, Drama and Family


Annemarie Jacir


Ossama Bawardi
(Philistine Films)


Saleh Bakri
Ruba Blal
Mahmoud Asfa


Annemarie Jacir


Helene Louvart


Annemarie Jacir

Sales Agent

The Match Factory

Production Company

Philistine Films
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