Arts & Artists
Jacir, Aneemarie

(1974- )

Palestinian filmmaker and writer, she was born in 1974. She moved to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia when she was 16 years old. She has written, directed, and produced a number of short films including The Satellite Shooters, which was nationally broadcast on American public television (PBS). Her film, “like twenty impossibles” premiered in Cannes, and was a national finalist for the Student Academy Awards, and has won numerous awards at International festivals. She is the recipient of a major media grant from the Jerome Foundation. She has taught courses at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Birzeit University. Jacir is a founding member and chief curator of the Dreams of a Nation project, a Palestinian film database, archive and traveling festival. Publications include "Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology" published by Interlink Publishers. She divides her work and her time between Ramallah,
Palestine, and New York.

• Like Twenty Impossibles, 2003. Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival. Institute Du Monde Arabe Biannual, Best Short Film.

• The Satellite Shooters, 2001. Kathryn H. Parlan Screenwriting Award at Columbia University ; Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.

• A Post Oslo History, 1998 .