Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri

Double-bill – Q&A with Victoria Brittain – delicious Middle Eastern buffet

Wheeler Hall Saint Annes Street LS2 8BE
Monday 21 November 2022 4-7.15pm

“All Palestinian voices are important, and Mai Masri’s is among the most eloquent, through her beautiful films. Victoria Brittain is supremely qualified to tell her story.”

Ken Loach, film director

Frontiers of Dreams & Fears – 4pm
Buffet – 5.30pm
Hanan Hashrawi – 6pm

You can come for both films with food, just one film with food, or for one film and no food. Follow the ticket link for prices.

Victoria Brittain will be there throughout the event.

The Middle Eastern buffet will be served between the 2 films, and is available only if booked in advance.

About Mai Masri

Renowned in the Arab world, Director Mai Masri has been called the ‘lest we forget’ of Palestine. She has spent 30 years documenting iconic moments of Palestinian and Lebanese linked history.

Her films are unique for giving agency to women and children. She tells the stories of the untold, unseen people who live through war and occupation. Her depiction of the vivid lives of unseen people connects to the deepening violence in Palestine today.

“Palestinian cinema is on the rise. There is no official industry. There is no support. There are no grants in Palestine. But they’re still being made, [and] they are able to depict, in a very meticulous way, the Palestinian cause, and fill the gap left by media and news covering Palestine, where too many details are neglected.”

Meet Mai Masri in this 2 minute video

About Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain is a former foreign correspondent and Associate Foreign Editor of The Guardian, who reported prolifically on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She visited the West Bank and Gaza many times over 30 years. She worked closely with the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s.

Her book ‘Love & Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri’ is the first book to study Mai Masri. It is an intimate account of Masri as an artist, a woman, a friend and an activist whose work evolved over time.