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3000 Nights

Mai Masri / Palestinian Territory / 2015 / 103 ' / Arabic / S.T. English - French


Michele Tyan
Gilles Porte
Chadi Roukoz
Raja Dubayah
Rena Eid
Mai Masri, Sabine Sidawi & Charlotte Uzu
May Makarem

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Awards & Festivals

Circle Jury Award, Washington DC International Film Festival, USA 2016
Youth Jury Award & Women’s Jury Award, Paysages de Cinéastes Festival, France 2016
Audience Award at Annonay International Film Festival, France – 2016
Young Jury Award, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Switzerland – 2016
TaoEdu Youth Award, Taormina International Film Festival, Italy 2016
Jury Award at theWIFTS (Women ‘s International Film & Television Showcase), USA – 2015
Audience Award at Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain – 2015
Best Film & Audience Award, Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden 2016
Audience Award, Rotterdam Arab Camera Film Festival, Netherlands 2016
Audience Award, Twin City Arab Camera Film Festival, USA 2016
Best Actress Award, Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba, Algeria 2016
Kantara Award, Festival Arte Mare, Bastia, France 2016
Press Prize, Le Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck , France 2016
Best Screenplay, Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia – 2011

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A deeply human exploration of the Israeli occupation of Palestine through a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds.


Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison, 3000 Nights traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds. Accused of helping a teenage boy on the run, Layal, a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, finds herself incarcerated in a top security prison for Palestinian and Israeli women. After Layal discovers that she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to get an abortion and spy on the Palestinian inmates. Terrified but defiant, she gives birth to her child in chains. Through her struggle to raise her son behind bars, Layal manages to find a sense of hope and meaning to her life. When prison conditions deteriorate and the Palestinian prisoners decide to strike, the prison director warns her against joining the strike and threatens to take her child away. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.


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