Annemarie  Jacir

Annemarie Jacir


Growing up Palestinian, you know there is always another side of the story. There is a hidden side, something marginalized, something that we are not being told. So as a filmmaker I have learned to look for that. Being Palestinian has informed the way I approach all my stories, whether it has to do directly with Palestine or not. I learned at a young age to look for the other side of the story.

Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her films LIKE TWENTY IMPOSSIBLES and SALT OF THE SEA were selected in Cannes and WHEN I SAW YOU - in Berlin. Her latest film WAJIB premiered in Locarno Festival. Annemarie also teaches screenwriting, works as an editor and script consultant.