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Masri, Mai

Works: 63 works in 167 publications in 4 languages and 1,160 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biography  Personal narratives  War films  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Personal narratives‡vLebanese 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Production personnel, Cinematographer , Editor, Photographer
Classifications: HN18.3, 956.92044
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mai Masri
Most widely held works by Mai Masri
Suspended dreams by Jean Khalil Chamoun( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Arabic and held by 155 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
Frontiers of dreams and fears by Mai Masri( Visual )

12 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Shatila camp in Beirut to Dheisha camp in Bethleham, Frontiers of dreams and fears is the story of two Palestinian refugee girls and their extraordinary journey to the borders of exile, seperating them from their childhood and from each other
Children of Shatila by Mai Masri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 123 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
War generation, Beirut( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effects on children of growing up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war
Beirut diaries & 33 days( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 86 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
33 days( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 12, 2006, Israel launched a massive attack against Lebanon. During this attack, various groups emerged to help those who had lost their homes -- a theatre director works with children to help them cope with their losses and the constant presence of violence; an aid worker coordinates the war relief efforts and at times, even ropes in the young victims so that they too can contribute; a journalist struggles to report about the war from the frontline; a news-desk director juggles her job and a new-born baby. Through their various efforts, these individuals become resistance fighters of their own making. This event marks the first time that the Israeli military with its full might has failed to overcome a lesser opponent. Awards/Festivals: Best Documentary, 2008 Valladolid International FIlm Festival, Spain; Special Tribute, Al Kasaba International Film Festival, Palestine; Special Mention, Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco; Dubai International Film Festival; Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2009; Chicago Palestine Film Festival; International Week of Justice Festival
Beirut diaries : truth, lies and videos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 72 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
Hanan Ashrawi : a woman of her time by Mai Masri( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 57 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 ... offers an insider's account of the intricate peace negotiations and the challenges now facing the Palestinians in building a viable homeland state
Children of fire by Mai Masri( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 52 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
Frontiers of dreams and fears & Children of Shatila( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of Dreams and Fears: Traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls
Why women count( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 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
Hostage of time by Jean Khalil Chamoun( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Arabic and English and held by 32 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
In the shadows of the city by Jean Khalil Chamoun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In documentary filmmaker Jean Chamoun's first fictional film, a Lebanese family moves from the countryside to Beirut in 1974 to escape Israeli bombing only to find themselves in the middle of the destruction of Beirut in the 1980s. The story centers around the second son, Rami, who dreams of becoming an artist, until his father is kidnapped and he joins the militia
Zahrat el Kindoul = Women from south Lebanon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in Arabic and English and held by 31 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
Sous les décombres = : Under the rubble by Jean Khalil Chamoun( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was a traumatizing experience for the city and its people
The films of Masri & Chamoun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 15 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
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 = Yawmīyāt Bayrūt : ḥaqāʼiq wa-akādhīb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 10 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
Sous les décombres = Under the rubble( Visual )

in English and held by 5 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
Les enfants de Chatila by Mai Masri( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinquante après la partition de la Palestine en 1948 et l'établissment de l'Etat d'Israël, quatre millions de Palestieniens vivent toujours en exil. Parmi eux, trois cent cinquante mille réfugiés palestiniens habitent encore dans des camps au Liban. "Les enfants de Chatila" recueille avec vivacité les souvenirs, les rêves et les ambitions des enfants du camp de Chatila à Beyrouth et retrace la vie quotidienne des habitants avec une authenticité bien soulignée
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Alternative Names
Chamoun Mai Masri

Mai Masri cinéaste

Mai Masri Palestinian filmmaker

Masri Mai 1959-....

Masri, May

Maṣrī, Mayy

Мэй Масри

مسري، مي

مصري مي 1959-....