Director Mai Masri was born in Amman in 1959. She obtained her BA in Film Production and Techniques from the San Francisco State University, soon after, she returned to Beirut and began making films.
Masri met her husband, film director Jean Chamoun while she was visiting Beirut for holidays. Together they produced and directed movies and set up Nour Productions. Their films included: That al Ankad, Zahrat al Kandoul, Beirut Jil l Harb, Ahlam Moua’alaka.
Masri directed 33 Days (2007), Beirut Diaries (2006), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Children of Shatila (1998), Imra’a fi Xaman al Tahadi (1995), Children of Fire (1991). She has won more than 60 international prizes.