The Dinner and When I Saw You

16 May 2015


The Dinner (2012)
by Mais Darwazeh
2012 | Documentary Short | 22 min

Mais Darwazeh lives alone. In Amman, she creates her own identity by gathering around her table close friends, chosen ingredients, and old recipes. A short discussion will follow screening with director Mais Darwazeh.

When I Saw You (2013)
Jordan, 1967. 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. Placed in “temporary” refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they would be able to return, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948. 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.

When I Saw You is the story of people affected by the times around them, in search of something more in their lives. A journey full of adventure, love, humor, and the desire to be free, but most of all this is a story about that moment in a person's life when he wakes up and finds the whole world is open and everything is possible - that moment you feel most alive. It is a journey of the human spirit that knows no borders.

Food available for purchase until 9 PM

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Conflict Kitchen, Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Pittsbugh Palestine Solidarity Committee
Conflikct Kitchen, under the tent Schenley Plaza