WorldCat Identities

Masri, Mai

Overview
Works: 55 works in 152 publications in 4 languages and 800 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vLebanese 
Roles: Director, Producer, Film editor, Production personnel, Editor, Photographer, Cinematographer
Classifications: HN18.3, 956.92044
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mai Masri
Suspended dreams by Jean Khalil Chamoun ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary film examines how the destruction of Beirut during the Lebanese civil war affected the lives of four people: a stage actor whose theater has been destroyed, a mother of two whose husband is missing, and two former soldiers who had once fought each other but who have since become friends. The film recounts their struggles to reconstruct their homes and lives amid the chaos, the broken buildings, the unexploded mines and assesses the appalling impact of modern warfare on the environment, while looking ahead to a new conflict in the making over water
Beirut diaries & 33 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beirut Diaries: through the diaries of Nadine Zaidan, a look at how life was affected by the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. 33 days: After Lebanon was attacked by Israel in 2006, a group of people - including a theatre director, a journalist, and a news desk director - try to report the current news, provide aid, and help the children living in the devastation
Frontiers of dreams and fears by Mai Masri ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Shatila camp in Beirut to Dheisha camp in Bethlehem, Frontiers of Dreams and Fears is the story of two Palestinian refugee girls and their extraordinary journey to the borders of exile separating them from their land and from each other"--Container
Children of Shātīlā by Mai Masri ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fifty years after the exile of their grandparents from Palestine, the children of Shatila camp attempt to come to terms with the overwhelming realities of being refugees in a camp which has survived massacre, siege and starvation."--Container
Hanan Ashrawi a woman of her time by Mai Masri ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles Hanan Ashrawi, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization during the Middle East peace talks with Israel, but who later turned down a position in the new government in favor of continuing her efforts on behalf of peace and human rights
Children of fire ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 14 years, the Palestinian filmmaker returns to her hometown of Nablus, under Israeli occupation, to record the lives of children effected by the Intifada. When Masri arrives, she learns that her uncle's neighbour has been killed by Israeli soldiers and that the town is under a curfew. Shaped by the turmoil that surrounds him, 5-year-old Fadi is already throwing stones at the occupying troops. To 11-year-old Hana, the Palestinian uprising "has made people more aware and brought us closer together. It has taught us to depend on ourselves." Masri charts the psychological impact of strikes, prolonged curfews, house demolitions, nocturnal raids, expulsion of families and repeated school closures on the region's young people. Her chronicle is accompanied by the graphic and poignant drawings by the children for whom strife is an ever-present reality
War generation Beirut ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the effects on children of growing up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war
Why women count ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This three-part series comprises 41 video clips focusing on the theme of empowerment and what that means in the lives of ordinary women around the world" - Container
Ṭayf al-madīnah L'ombre de la ville = In the shadows of the city ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the life of a southern Lebanese family that moves to Beirut in 1974 to escape Israeli bombing only to find themselves in the middle of the destruction of Beirut in the 1980s. Story centers around the second son, Rami, who dreams of becoming an artist, until his father is kidnapped and he joins the militia
Frontiers of dreams and fears & Children of Shatila ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears: Traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls
Hostage of time ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Arabic and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A doctor practicing in southern Lebanon talks about the struggles of providing medical care to communities constantly under siege. The people of South Lebanon describe what it's like to have Israeli bombs falling night and day and being constantly in fear for their lives
33 days ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"33 days shows the efforts of several dedicated humanitarians to keep their cummunities strong in the midst of destruction, from a woman reporting from the rubble as rockets jet pass her, to a young man who keeps his neighborhood's children entertained with improvised games in his local theater while bombs fall in the distance"--Container
Zahrat el Kindoul Women from south Lebanon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lebanese women discuss their resistance efforts and the events in their lives during the Israeli invasion of 1983
Sous les décombres = Under the rubble by Jean Chamoun ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary of the sufferings of the Lebanese and Palestinians of South Lebanon and West Beirut under Israeli army shelling, a protest against modern warfare as well as against the Israelis. "To forget why ... children ... women, and .. men ... met their deaths in West Beirut is to kill them all over again."
The films of Masri & Chamoun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Children of Shatila, documentary fimmaker Mai Masri focuses on the lives of two Palestinian children: Farah--age 11 and Issa--age 12. Given video cameras, they tell us of their pasts and show us the realities of their daily lives. Out of these personal narratives evolves the story of the Shatila camp. Through their images and words, Fara and Issa articulate the feeligns and hopes of the camp's young generation
Beirut diaries truth, lies and videos = Yawmīyāt Bayrūt : ḥaqāʼiq wa-akādhīb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chronicles the political ferment embodied in the March 11th Movement (also known as the Cedar Revolution), as people of all factions, ages and religious affiliations passionately debated such issues as Syria's influence in Lebanese politics, the establishment of an international commission to investigate [ex-Prime Minster Rafiq] Hariri's assassination and the organization of free parliamentary elections ... By focusing on the experiences of 25-years old Nadine Zaidan, who was one of the thousands of activists who gathered in Beirut's Martyrs' Square ... [the film] explores critical transformations and crucial questions facing contemporary Lebanon"--Container
Children of Shatila Frontiers of dreams and fears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two documentary films by Mai Masri. Children of Shatila traces daily life in the Shatila refugee camp, filmed through two video cameras given to two Palestinian refugee children. Frontiers of dreams and fears relates the friendship of two Palestinian refugee girls, tracing their hopes and fears and the quality of life in refugee camps
Beirut diaries truth, lies and videos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafic Hariri in February 2005, thousands of Lebanese youths spontaneously set up camps in Beirut's Martyrs' Square to rally for an independent Lebanon. However, these youths, who had been born during the civil war that started in 1975, find that not all Lebanese are united as one -- different religious sects, political sects and visions for a future Lebanon keep them deeply divided. Through the experiences of twenty-five-year-old Nadine Zaidan, we get a firsthand look at the passionate debates among Lebanese youths, as they discuss hot-topic issues such as the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, Hezbollah and America's intents towards Lebanon. Awards/Festivals: First Prize, IMA Film Festival, Paris; Best Documentary Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Special Tribute, Ismailia Festival, Egypt
Wild flowers women of south Lebanon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in Arabic and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This award winning documentary focuses on the women who played a crucial role in fighting the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon
Zahrat al-qandūl Zahrat el kindoul = Women of South Lebanon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in Arabic and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women played a crucial role in fighting the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon. This film preserves their stories on camera. The result is a poignant docu-drama aboaut resistance and hope
 
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Alternative Names
Chamoun Mai Masri
Masri Mai
Masri, May
Maṣrī, Mayy
مسري، مي
مصري مي
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