Annemarie Jacir / Wajib

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Annemarie Jacir / Wajib

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Annemarie was born in 1974 in Bethlehem, Palestine. She is a writer/producer and has been working in independent cinema since 1998.

Her film, Like Twenty Impossibles was the first Arab short to be an official selection in Cannes and went on to be a Student Academy Awards Finalist.

In 2007, Jacir shot the first feature by a Palestinian woman director, Salt of this Sea. The film was Palestine's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.

She is the chief curator and founder of Dreams of a Nation Palestinian cinema project, dedicated to the promotion of Palestinian cinema. In 2003, she organized and curated the largest traveling film festival in Palestine, which included the screening of archival Palestinian films from Revolution Cinema.

She has taught courses at Columbia University, Bethlehem University, Birzeit University and in refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon.

She is a founding member of the Palestinian Filmmakers’ Collective, based in Palestine.

Filmmaker magazine named her 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.

She was invited to join the jury of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

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