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