When I Saw You
United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Jordan
Producers: Ossama Bawardi
Production Company: Philistine Films
It's the ’60s, and the world is alive. Young people everywhere are speaking their minds. Across Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, the fight against colonialism gains momentum. Caught up by the times, an eccentric and unbounded boy, who lives with his protective mother in a large camp of fellow Palestinian refugees in Jordan, runs away from the camp, knowing his young mother will follow in this search for freedom. This is their journey, full of humor, love and adventure.
Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced a number of award-winning films. She was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.” Her first feature film, Salt of this Sea, premiered at the Festival de Cannes and went on to win awards in Milan, Dubai, San Sebastian and Chicago. Her short film Like Twenty Impossibles (2003) played at Cannes and won more than 15 awards at international festivals. She received her MFA in film from Columbia University in New York.