Mai Masri

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker who studied at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. Her films have been screened worldwide winning over 90 international awards including the Trailblazer award at Mipdoc in Cannes, France. Her debut feature film, 3000 Nights (2015) had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and was screened internationally where it won over 28 awards. Known for her films that focus on women and children and for her human and poetic approach, Mai’s filmography includes: Children of Fire (1990), A Woman for Her Time (1995), Children of Shatila (1998), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Beirut Diaries (2006), 33 Days (2007), 3000 Nights (2015). She also co-directed with her late husband Jean Chamoun: Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers (1986), War Generation – Beirut (1988), Suspended Dreams (1992), and produced In the Shadows of the City (2000), Hostage of Time (1994), Women Beyond Borders (2004), and Lanterns of Memory (2009).