When I Saw You

Anne Marie Jacir  |  Cinema  |  2009  |  Palestine
When I Saw You is a feature film set in Jordan in the 1960s, starring a 12-year old handicapped boy, Tarek, who lives with his young mother, Ghida, in the Jarash refugee camp. They are from the new wave of Palestinian refugees. Tarek runs away from home to join a group of desert-dwelling infiltrators, who are plotting to return to Palestine. When she discovers her son’s disappearance, Ghida, who has lost her husband and all hope, follows her son in his quest for freedom.