Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 7 pm Palestine time
Annemarie Jacir (Filmmaker)
Title: The Palestine Lens: A conversation with Annemarie Jacir
The renowned Palestinian filmmaker, Annemarie Jacir, is set to engage in a captivating conversation with George Smith, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry and member of BLS Steering Committee. The event promises to be an enlightening exploration of cinema, culture, and the multi-layered intersections of historical and political perspectives.
Biographical Sketch of Annemarie Jacir
Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films with premieres in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto. All three feature films were Palestine’s Oscar entries. In 2007, she shot the first feature by a Palestinian female director, the acclaimed Salt of this Sea, which was her second work to debut in Cannes. When I Saw You won Best Asian Film at Berlinale. Wajib won 36 awards including Mar Del Plata, Dubai, and London. Her documentary films also include Until When and Some Crumbs for the Birds. Founder of Philistine Films, she collaborates regularly as editor, screenwriter and producer with fellow filmmakers. With a commitment to hiring locally, Annemarie also mentors and actively promotes Arab cinema. She has been jury member to numerous festivals including Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance; and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). She co-founded the artist-run space Dar Jacir for Art & Research in her hometown of Bethlehem. Recently, she directed for the groundbreaking series Ramy.