Screening: Screening of Mai Masri's 33Days as part of Series "Nothing is Safe: Israel's 2006 War on Lebanon"
Wed, August 6, 2008 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
AUG 6th Program
33 DAYS by Mai Masri preceded by
LETTERS FROM BEIRUT by Big Noise Films
$5 Suggested Donation
33 DAYS(Mai Masri, 2007, 70min)
Filmed during the massive Israeli war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006, 33 Days follows the real-life stories of four people: A theatre director working with children, an aid worker who coordinated emergency relief effors, a journalist for an unerground television station, and a mother trying to cope with her new-born baby. About the Filmmaker
Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker with a Bachelor's degree in film from San Francisco State University. She has directed, photographed and edited 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 she set up Nour productions and MTC. Her previous films include: Beirut Diaries (2006) , Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Children of Shatila (1998) , Children of Fire (1990), and Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986). Preceded by
LETTERS FROM BEIRUT (THE WAR OF 33)
by RICK ROWLEY & JACQQUIE SOOHEN (35 min)
An intimate, personal and powerful telling of the story of the 2006 war in Lebanon. A series of letters written by Hanady Salman - a mother living through the war in Beirut - carve a narrative arc through the intense and haunting images of conflict. She tells the stories of her family and the people she lives the war with: the refugees, the wounded, and the everyday Lebanese, struggling to maintain their sanity and their humanity during a time of war. The War of 33 is more than a document of a particular historical experience. What emerges is a universal story, a complex picture of love, pain, resistance and survival in the face of uncertainty and violence
About the Filmmakers
Rick Rowley and Jacqquie Soohen are co-founders of Big Noise Films. They have reported from Chiapas, Mexico, South Africa, Iraq, Palestine, Iran, New Orleans and Jena Louisiana. Big Noise Films include: Deserter, the journey a deserting soldier and his young wife as they flee across the country to seek refugee status over the Canadian border.; The Jena 6, the story of hidden racial inequality and violence becoming visible. It is a powerful symbol for, and example of, how racial justice works in America - where the lynching noose has been replaced by the DA's pen; Fouth World War reports from the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq.. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war. To order a copy of Letters and other Big Noise Films: http://www.bignoisefilms.com.
Final Screening in the Series:
AUG 13: "A Question of Balance" by Suzy Salamy with "Notes on The War" by Rosie Bsheer and Maya Mikdashi
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