Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri

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5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual Event

About this event

This book covers Mai Masri’s three decades documenting iconic moments of Palestinian and Lebanese linked history. Her films, unique for giving agency to her subjects, tell much about the untold, unseen people, namely women and children, who lived these experiences of war and occupation. Former Lebanese political prisoner Soha Bechara praised her feature film 3000 Nights as “the ‘Lest we forget’ of Palestine." Her focus on the social and political climates of the vivid lives of unseen people connects to the deepening violence in Palestine today.


About the speaker

Victoria Brittain, a former foreign correspondent and Associate Foreign Editor of The Guardian, has reported from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and contributed to many media. Her latest books are Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (2013) and Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri (2020).


This webinar will take place online via Zoom. After registering, a separate Zoom registration link will be emailed to you closer to the date of the webinar. Online registration

* The webinar will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those that are unable to participate via Zoom.

Chair: Dina Matar (SOAS)

Organiser: SOAS Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS

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