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Masri, Mai

Overview
Works: 35 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 665 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vLebanese 
Roles: Director, Producer, Film editor, Production personnel, Cinematographer , Photographer, Editor
Classifications: HN18.3, 956.92044
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mai Masri
Beirut diaries & 33 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 90 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
Suspended dreams by Jean Chamoun ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 90 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
Children of Shātīlā by Mai Masri ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 76 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
Frontiers of dreams and fears by Mai Masri ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 67 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 fire ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 57 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 )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the effects on children of growing up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war
Hanan Ashrawi a woman of her time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 40 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
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
Hostage of time ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Arabic and English and held by 30 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
Sous les décombres = Under the rubble by Jean Chamoun ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 25 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."
Frontiers of dreams and fears & Children of Shatila ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears: Traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls
Zahrat el Kindoul Women from south Lebanon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lebanese women discuss their resistance efforts and the events in their lives during the Israeli invasion of 1983
33 days ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 12 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
The films of Masri & Chamoun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 11 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 9 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
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 )
1 edition published in 1986 in 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
Under the rubble ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Arabic 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. "To forget why ... children, ...women, and .. men ... met their deaths in West Beirut is to kill them all over again."
33 days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 3 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
Suspended dreams Aḥlām muʻallaqah ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the eyes of two Lebanese ex-militia fighters, a satirical playwright and a woman searching for her kidnapped husband, Suspended dreams tells the story of a Beirut community struggling to rebuild its shattered life after 16 years of war
 
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Alternative Names
Chamoun Mai Masri
Masri Mai
Masri, May
Maṣrī, Mayy
مسري، مي
مصري مي
Languages
English (45)
Arabic (39)
French (5)