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3000 Nights

  • Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY, 10570 United States (map)

3000 Nights is veteran Palestinian documentary filmmaker Mai Masri's first feature.

Thrown into prison for mistakenly being accused of aiding and abetting in a terrorist attack, newly married Leyla finds herself pregnant and facing a long prison sentence.

In spite of the dire conditions the women fight to preserve their dignity and self-respect in the face of abuse by the system.

Based on extensive interviews with former prisoners, this film is a metaphor of life under occupation, and the indomitability of the human spirit.

Director: Mai Masri


  • Circle Jury Award, Washington DC International Film Festival, USA 2016

  • Jury Award at theWIFTS (Women 's International Film & Television Showcase), Los Angeles, USA - 2015

  • Audience Award, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain - 2015

  • Audience Award, Annonay International Film Festival, France - 2016

  • Young Jury Award, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland - 2016

  • TaoEdu Youth Award, Taormina International Film Festival, Italy 2016

  • Best Screenplay, Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia 2011

RT: 103 mins


"It’s emotive material, handled with a blunt but largely unsensational approach." ScreenDaily

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