Announcement: Toronto Premiere of 33 Days

TORONTO PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL (TPFF)
INVITES YOU TO A PRE FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER SCREENING OF “33 DAYS” BY MAI MASRI

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Sat. July 12, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Bloor Cinema – 506 Bloor Street West (Bathurst Street Subway)
Tickets $10 / $5 seniors students unwaged
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“33 days”is a documentary on life in Lebanon under the Israeli bombardment of
July – August 2006. Award winning Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri follows the
efforts of several dedicated humanitarians to keep their communities strong in
the midst of destruction: from a woman reporting from the rubble as rockets jet
past her, to a young man who keeps his neighborhood’s children entertained with
improvised games in his local theatre while bombs fall in the distance.The film
is full of compassion and humanity even as it records the devastation of war.

Listen to an interview by Ahmed Habib, of independentarabicmedia, and Mai Masri
discussing 33 Days: http://www.tpff.ca/images/maimasri.mp3

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Advance tickets available:
1.  Online at http://www.tpff.ca/33-days.htm
2.  Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord Street, Toronto)
3.  Palestine House (3195 Erindale Station Rd, Mississauga, 905 270 3622)
4.  Bloor Cinema box office during Box Office Hours (after 6:30 on weekdays)
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ABOUT THE FILM MAKER
Mai Masri is a Palestinian director born in Amman Jordan. Soon after
graduating from San Francisco State University Film Department in
1981she moved to Beirut and began making films. Her films focus on
Palestine and the Middle East and have won awards at film festivals
throughout the world.

ABOUT TPFF:
The inaugural Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) will take place
from October 25 to November 1, 2008 at various locations throughout
the GTA. TPFF welcomes audiences of all backgrounds to experience the
vibrant heritage, resilience and collective identity of the
Palestinian people while celebrating film as an art form and means of
expression. For more information visit: www.tpff.ca

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