Arts & Artists
Masri, Mai

(1958- )

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker with a Bachelor's degree in film from San Francisco State University. She has directed and produced several award-winning documentaries, which were broadcast on more than 100 television stations around the world including BBC, Channel 4, PBS, France 2, SBS, YLE, MBC and NHK. With her husband, filmmaker
Jean Chamoun they formed Nour productions.

• Ahlam al-manfa, (Frontiers of Dreams and Fears), 2001. Official Selection Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 2002. First Prize Ismailia Film Festival; Special Jury Award at Beirut International Film Festival; Earth Vision Award in Tokyo 2001 and Best documentary Egyptian Documentary & Film Critics Association.

• Taif al-Madina, 2000

• Children of Shatila, 1998

• Hanan Ashrawi, a Woman of her Time, 1995. Award of the Public, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 1996.

• Children of Fire, 1990. Award of Public at the Freminin Pluriel Festival.

• Suspended Dreams, 1992. Co-directed with Jean Chamoun.

• War Generation Beirut, 1988. Co-directed with Jean Chamoun.

• Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon , 1986. Co-directed with Jean Chamoun.

• Under the Rubble, 1983. Co-directed with Jean Chamoun. Special Jury Award at the Valencia Film Festival.