Industry: Arts and entertainment
Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over 14 award-winning films including Salt of this Sea and When I Saw You. She is the only Palestinian/Jordanian woman who had not one but two films as official selections of the Cannes Film Festival. Founder of her own production company Philistine Films, her film When I Saw You was noted for being entirely financed by Arab funds, with an almost entirely Arab cast and crew. She continues to break new ground for Arab directors, recently winning Netpac’s Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Festival.