February 17, 2014 at 6:44 am

Dearborn, Ann Arbor venues present Arab Film Festival

Dearborn — An annual Michigan festival of movies from the Middle East is screening films rarely seen in the United States.

The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn is presenting the 2014 festival that runs from March 6-8 at the museum as well as the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. The theater was added this year.

The schedule includes “When I Saw You,” written and directed by Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir. The coming-of-age story set in 1967 in a Jordanian refugee camps has won awards at festivals in Berlin, Cairo and Amiens, France.

Other films include tales from Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Qatar. All have English subtitles.

Tickets are available in advance online or at the door.