3000 Nuits (٣٠٠٠ ليلة‎)

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 while still in chains, Layal gives birth to a baby boy.   Through her struggle to raise her son behind bars, and her relationship with the other prisoners, she manages to find a sense of hope and a meaning to her life. 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.

Director(s): Mai Masri

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker who studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She directed and produced several award-winning films that have been screened worldwide. She founded Nour Productions in 1995 with her husband, filmmaker Jean Chamoun. Her films have received over 60 international awards including the Luchino Visconti Award in Italy 2003, the Asia Pacific Screen Award in Australia 2007, and the Mipdoc Trailblazer award in Cannes, 2011.

Actor(s):Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad

Duration: 103 min.

Production:Les Films d’Ici