Beirut Diaries (2006, 80min) - By focusing on the experiences of 25-year-old Nadine Zaidan, who was one of the thousands of activists who gathered in Beirut's Martyrs Square in the chaotic days immediately following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in February of 2005, Beirut Diaries explores critical transformations and crucial questions facing contemporary Lebanon. / 33 Days (2007, 70min) - On July 12, 2006, Israel launched a massive attack against Lebanon after two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah resistance fighters who demanded the release of Lebanese detainees from Israeli prisons. From award-winning director Mai Masri, 33 Days chronicles the efforts of theatre director Sharif Abdunnur, graphic designer Sharif Bibi, journalist Fadia Baszzi and Mariam Al-Bassam, director of the news desk at New TV, as they try to provide emergency aid, report current news of the conflict and help Lebanese children process the violence and destruction they see around them on a daily basis.
Mai Masri / Mai Masri
Lebanon / Qatar, Lebanon