My Love Awaits Me By The Sea
Mais Darwazah, director
How do you return to a place that only exists in your mind? ‘My Love Awaits Me by the Sea’ is a poetic documentary narrating the story of the director Mais Darwazah, who takes a first time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. She leaves a secluded reality and follows a lover whom she has never met – Hasan, a Palestinian artist – who unveils a beautiful and utopian world to her. Fairytale and reality are woven together to question the elusiveness of place and the need to believe in dreams.
The post-film discussion with director Mais Darwazah will be moderated by Nuha N.N. Khoury (UCSB Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture). There will also be a post screening reception.
The film series ‘Dreaming Palestine’ is co-sponsored by tthe Mellichamp Global Studies Initiative, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture