3000 Nights / Mai Masri

3000 Nights / Mai Masri


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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