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Birds Eye View Film Festival

Opening Night Gala / UK Premiere: When I Saw You + Q&A

Lamma Shoftak

A masterful new work by Palestine’s first female feature director.

Palestine-Jordan-Greece 2012
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
With Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
Running time 93 min
Courtesy of Match Factory

Jordan, 1967: free-spirited 11-year-old Tarek escapes a Palestinian refugee camp determined to return home, and is taken in by a band of freedom fighters. When his mother comes after him, they begin a journey from helpless victimhood to the defiant possibility of hope. Making its UK premiere direct from acclaim at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, this is a masterful new work by Palestine’s first female feature director. ‘Beautiful, groundbreaking and deeply, deeply moving.’ – Huffington Post

Followed by a Q&A with Annemarie Jacir.

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