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- Asia Pacific Screen Awards

- Institute du Monde Arabe Film Festival Paris

Beirut Diaries:
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. With this insightful video diary, director Mai Masri (Frontiers of Dreams and Fears) chronicles the political ferment embodied in the March 11th Movement, also known as The Cedar Revolution, as people of all factions, ages and religious affiliations passionately debate such issues as Syria's influence in Lebanese politics, the establishment of an international commission to investigate Hariri's assassination and the organization of free parliamentary elections. Masri's documentary shows that together, the people of Lebanon are striving to forge a new direction for their country.

33 Days:
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. Masri's film is full of compassion and humanity even as it records the horrible devastation of war.


  • Audio: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Typecast Movie Trailers
  • Director's Commentary
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    (Beirut Diaries) Mai Masri presents an authoritative eyewitness account. --Variety

    (33 Days) shows the efforts... to keep communities strong in the midst of destruction... --IndieWire

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    • Actors: Documentary
    • Directors: Mai Masri
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
    • Language: Arabic
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Studio: Arab Film Distribution
    • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2009
    • Run Time: 150 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • ASIN: B001Y7CVPK
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,648 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Franco on May 23, 2010
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    Lebanon is almost continuously at the center of media attention. In the past sixty years, this tiny country has been through a fifteen year long brutal civil war, Israeli and Syrian occupations, American interventions and still to be explained multiple political assassinations. "Beirut Diaries & 33 Days" fills an important gap in the documentation of events that have a political importance disproportional to the geographic size of the Lebanese nation. This DVD basically consists of two movies. The first addresses the national mobilization that followed the assassination of the former Prime-Minister Rafik Hariri. The second is a first hand account of the war of 2006 between Israel and Lebanon. This is not movie for those who want a "balanced" analysis of either historical period. There are multiple books that attempt an analytical approach. Instead, Ms. Masri provides the viewer with first hand, real-time, and personal accounts of the events. I bought this DVD to expose myself to the Arabic language and ended up with a visceral experience about the sadness of war and the human resilience in the face of massive destruction. I was reminded of the insanity of the human proclivity to war when just after finishing watching this documentary showing desolation made with American weaponry, I read the news that the just elected Miss USA was a Lebanese born woman originally from the south of Lebanon. Ms. Masri's documentary about the conflict was done under bombardment and bears witness to the experience of an essentially defenseless civilian population facing total catastrophe. Just for her valiant effort, the movie deserves five stars. Regardless of what side you are, movies like this remind us that the real enemy is war itself. A last word: if you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related to events like 9/11 or being in a war, this movie definitely is not for you.
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