Film screening: When I Saw You

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) volunteers cordially invite you to the public screening of the Award Winning film ‘When I Saw You’.

Entry is for free; donations are welcome! you can donate through

More about the film:
Winner of Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Best Arab Film in Abu Dhabi and Palestine’s 2013 Oscar Entry, Annemarie Jacir’s second feature film WHEN I SAW YOU (LAMMA SHOFTAK) 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. With difficulties adjusting to life in Harir camp and a longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches 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.

Written & Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Starring: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri, Ali Elayan, Firas Taybeh, Ahmad Srour.
(93 min)
In Arabic With English subtitles

When I Saw You


“When I Saw You is cinematic poetry, the perfect blend of stunning cinematography, humanly portrayed characters and a story that hits you with an immediate gut reaction, yet colors your dreams and inhabits your thoughts for days to come. Beautiful, groundbreaking and deeply, deeply moving.” – Huffington Post

“A touching, beautiful masterpiece of a film, an ode to the displaced the world over and to any of us who have ever lived somewhere other than our own birth country, yearning for home.”

“Sweet, wry humor. A tender, sometimes mischievous coming-of-age story.” – Screen International

“Reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Che’, and a defiant message about the refusal to give up hope of a return home.One of the best works to come out of the current explosion in filmmaking in the Middle East.” – Indiewire

WISY film screening


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