In the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon, around 1.350 people lost their lives. Approximately 1.200 were Lebanese, and mostly civilians. For her film 33 Days, acclaimed Palestinian documentary maker Mai Masri followed four people as they try to survive the fighting in Lebanon.
The director of a theatre in Beirut offering shelter to children who have arrived in Beirut from the south of Lebanon after fleeing the bombings. An aid worker who is coordinating the emergency relief, a journalist who works for an underground TV station and a mother who is nursing her newborn baby. Through these people, documentary maker Mai Masri gives the war victims a face.
It is not the first time Masri - one of the most revered Arab filmmakers - has made a film about the consequences of a war between Israel and Lebanon. In the beginning of her career she made Under the Rubble, a documentary about Beirut at the time of the Israeli invasion of 1982.