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My Love Awaits Me by the Sea

Mais Darwaza, Palestine/ Germany/Jordan/Qatar 2013, 80 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Refqa Abu-Remaileh

A poetic documentary of the director’s first trip back to her homeland, Palestine. She leaves a secluded reality and meets a lover, Hassan, a Palestinian artist, who helps her to discover a beautiful and utopian world. Fairytales and reality are woven together to ask questions about elusive places and the need to believe in dreams. An intimate and poetic personal film about diaspora, homeland, love and the sea.

Refqa Abu-Remaileh is an Assistant Professor at the Arabic Department of the Freie Universität Berlin. She is also the Director of the 5-year European Research Council funded project PalREAD “Country of Words: Reading and Reception of Palestinian Literature from 1948 to the Present."