Film: 'Beirut Diaries' - Mai Masri

‘Beirut Diaries' - Mai Masri Mai Masri

Sat, 16.04.2022

18:30 - 20:00


Halaqat - Exploring cultural links between Europe and the Arab world

Lebanon and its capital Beirut are fascinating. In the framework of the film festival "L'Heure D'Hiver Beirut" by Cinéma Galeries and the Halaqat Panorama on Documentary Film in the Arab World, we are organising two film evenings in April. 

'Beirut Diaries' - Mai Masri 
(LB, 2006, DCP, 79')
Through the experiences of 25-year-old Nadine Zaidan who was one of the thousands of activists who gathered in Beirut’s Martyr’s square in the chaotic days immediately following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in February of 2005, Beirut Diaries explores the critical transformations and crucial questions facing Lebanon at that moment of history. 

Mai Masri is a Beirut-based Palestinian filmmaker who studied film at San Francisco State University, USA. She reached international acclaim with her debut feature film, 3000 Nights (2015). She is also known for her humanistic and poetic documentaries such as Children of Fire (1990) and Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001). Her films were screened worldwide and won over 90 international awards. 

In partnershipt with Cinema Galeries and the Mahmoud Darwish Chair.

The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.