3000 Nights

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    3000 Nights

    3000 layla

    Directed by

    Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

    2015

    103 min

    • Arabic
    • Hebrew

    Drama

    Jordan's submission for the Academy Awards

    Layal, a young 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. When she discovers she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to abort the baby and spy on the Palestinian inmates. However, resilient and still in chains, she gives birth to a baby boy. Prison conditions deteriorate and the Palestinian prisoners decide to strike. The prison director warns her against joining the rebellion and threatens to take her son away. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.

    Awards

    • Young Jury Prize (Peace Brigades International) - FIFDH

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Maisa Abd Elhadi
    Nadera Omran
    Raida Adon
    Karim Saleh
    Abir Haddad
    Rakeen Saad
    Screenplay
    Mai Masri
    Cinematography
    Gilles Porte
    Editing
    Michele Tyan
    Music
    Sharif Sehnaoui
    Sales
    INTRAMOVIES
    Production
    ORJOUANE PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    NOUR PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    LES FILMES D'ICI 2
    Distributor
    MAD SOLUTIONS

    Press

    Quite inspiring and eye-opening.

    Robert Bell, Exclaim!

    Mai Masri

    Mai Masri

    Palestine

    Mai Masri is a Palestinian director who studied film at University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Her features include UNDER THE RUBBLE (1983) and WILD FLOWERS: WOMEN OF SOUTH LEBANON (1986), both co-directed with Jean Khalil Chamoun, CHILDREN OF FIRE (1991), SUSPENDED DREAMS (1992), 33 DAYS (2007), and 3000 NIGHTS (2015).