Mai Masri
Palestine, Lebanon | 1998 | 47 min | Documentary
Children of Shatila tells the story of Farah and Issa, two children from Beirut’s Shatila camp who use their imagination and creativity to overcome the overwhelming difficulties of living in a Palestinian refugee camp that has survived massacre, siege, and dispossession.

Mai Masri

Mai Masri

Mai Masri is a Beirut-based Palestinian filmmaker who studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She founded Nour Productions in 1995 with her husband, filmmaker Jean Chamoun. She directed and produced several documentaries that have won over 80 international awards. Her films focus on the humanity and resilience of ordinary people living through turbulent and extraordinary times. Her debut feature "3000 Nights" had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has won over 24 international awards, representing Jordan at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film 2017 and Palestine at the Golden Globes 2017.



Children of Fire (1991) | Suspended Dream (1992) | Beirut Diaries (2006) | 3000 Nuits (2017)