1. Mai Masri, Producer

    Mai Masri is an American filmmaker with a bachelor’s degree in film from San Francisco State University. With filmmaker Jean Chamoun, she formed MTC and Nour Productions. Her films include Frontiers of Dreams and Fears, which won first prize at the Ismailia Film Festival, and the Earth Vision Award Tokyo, 2001; Children Of Shatila, which won Best Director and Best Camera at ASF Festival, London, and was nominated for an Amnesty International Award; and Hanan Ashrawi: A Woman Of Her Time, which won Best Overseas Production at the One World Media Awards, UK. Other films include Suspended Dreams, which won first prize at FIMA in Paris, and a Gold Award at the Damascus Film Festival; Children Of Fire, which won first prize at the Cairo Film Festival, and War Generation - Beirut. Wild Flower won the Special Jury Award at Valencia, Spain, and Under the Rubble won a Special Jury Award at the Valencia Film Festival. She also produced In The Shadows of the City (2000), a feature film directed by Jean Chamoun, which won a Cannes Junior Jury Award.