Mai Masri - Fiction Committee

Palestinian Filmmaker She studied directing and photography at San Francisco University in the United States. She directed a group of films that won more than 90 international awards. Her feature film 3000 Nights (2015) was shown at the Toronto Film Festival and won more than 28 international awards. Mai Al-Masry was known for her films that focus on women and children and documentation the memory of man and place in a human and poetic manner, including the movie 33 Days, Beirut Diaries, Dreams of Exile, Children of Shatila, A Woman in a Time of Challenge, and Children of the Mountain of Fire. She directed a number of joint films with her late husband, Jean Chamoun: Under the Ruins, Zahrat Al-Qandoul, Beirut - Generation of War, Hanging Dreams.