Premiere Film Screening: When I Saw You
Mizna and the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul present a special screening of When I Saw You (Lamma Shoftak) by acclaimed filmmaker, Annemarie Jacir. March 15, 7 p.m., St. Anthony Main Theatre.
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The coming-of-age story of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy in a refugee camp in Jordan of the '67 War. Tarek cannot fathom why it is that he and his mother Ghaydaa cannot go back to their home in Palestine to reunite with his father. His frustration with living in a camp, separated from his father, eventually persuades him to try to walk back to Palestine, in doing so encountering an adventure that opens his eyes to what has happened to his home and our eyes to what the experience of displacement does to a child.
"As a director, Jacir follows Tarek's story with rare deftness. Like Truffaut, she films the story from the height of a child; the faces of the older refugees, oppressive forces against his innocent curiosity, are seen from his perspective." —Slant Magazine
Run time: 93 minutes
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
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This screening is co-presented by Mizna and the Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events involving an exceptionally talented and diverse range of local, national, and international Arab American artists.
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