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3000 Nights (2015)

  • The Cultural Valley 'Katara' Drama Theatre, Bldg 16 Doha Qatar (map)

Narrative / Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, Qatar / 103 min / English subtitles

Screenwriter, Director: Mai Masri
Producers: Mai Masri, Sabine Sidawi, Charlotte Uzu
Cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Karim Saleh, Rakeen Saad

Layal, a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested after being falsely accused and sentenced to 8 years of prison. She is transferred to a high security Israeli women’s prison where she encounters a terrifying world in which Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminal inmates. She finds out she's pregnant, the prison director pressures her to choose between abortion and spying on the Palestinian inmates. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker who studied film at UCBerkeley and San Francisco State University, USA. She directed and produced several awardwinning films that were screened worldwide and won over 60 international awards including the LuchinoViscontiAward in Italy 2003, the Asia Pacific Screen Award in Australia 2007, and the MipdocTrailblazer Award in Cannes, 2011.

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