Annemarie Jacir was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. She has worked as an independent filmmaker since 2004 directing and producing short films, including A Post-Oslo History (1998), The Satellite Shooters (2001) and Like Twenty Impossibles (2003). She was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema in 2004. Her acclaimed first feature, Salt of This Sea (2008), won several festival awards. When I Saw You is her second feature.