Juanita Wilson

2012 Best Feature Film Script Award Winner for As If I Am Not There

Juanita Wilson is a writer, director, and producer known for her work on the short film The Door – which was nominated for an Academy Award, and won four other festival awards.

As If I Am Not There is about a schoolteacher in Sarajevo working in a small village that is eventually overrun with Serbian soldiers. Samira is forced to live and work in terrible conditions but realizes that staying true to herself is the only real way to survive.

The film won several awards, including the IFTA Awards for Best Director for Film and Best Film, as well as the Directors to Watch Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Visit the film’s official website.