MEMO in conversation with Victoria Brittain

21 October 2020

Watch our conversation with British journalist and author Victoria Brittain about her book 'Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri', the first book-length study of renowned Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri, regarded as one of the Arab World's most prominent female film directors. 

The book covers Mai Masri's three decades documenting iconic moments of Palestinian and Lebanese linked history.

Victoria Brittain is an author and journalist who has lived for many years in Africa and Asia. She is a former associate foreign editor of The Guardian and a contributor over many years to specialist magazines and websites in France and the US, mainly on Africa and the Middle East.

She is the author of several books on Africa and more recently books and plays relating to the war on terror. She was co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant and followed that with Shadow Lives, the forgotten women of the war on terror. She has been a consultant to the UN on two major reports on the impact of conflict, first with the Machel Report on Children, and a second on women. She has been an Associate at the London School of Economics, and was for many years on the Council of the Institute of Race Relations.