Protégée named "woman to watch"

February 2014

Annemarie Jacir, 2010-2011 film protégée and director of When I Saw You, which premiered in Toronto in September 2012, has won Best Asian Film in the Forum section of the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

Annemarie Jacir, 2010-2011 film protégée and director of When I Saw You, which premiered in Toronto in September 2012, has won Best Asian Film in the Forum section of the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

A film poster of When I Saw You, which is Annemarie Jacir's second film.

A film poster of When I Saw You, which is Annemarie Jacir's second film.

The film is a coming-of-age story about a refugee boy caught up in a time of change.

The film is a coming-of-age story about a refugee boy caught up in a time of change.

A still from the film When I Saw You.

A still from the film When I Saw You.

The young actor, Tarek (left), is played by a child who lives in a refugee camp.

The young actor, Tarek (left), is played by a child who lives in a refugee camp.

In When I Saw You, Tarek runs away from the refugee camp where he lives with his mother and is taken in by a band of rebel soldiers.

In When I Saw You, Tarek runs away from the refugee camp where he lives with his mother and is taken in by a band of rebel soldiers.

 In January, Annemarie Jacir's film When I Saw You had its premiere in New York at MoMa

In January, Annemarie Jacir's film When I Saw You had its premiere in New York at MoMa