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Following screenings in Ramallah and Nablus, '3000 Nights' to land in Jerusalem

Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights will be released at Al Quds Cinema in Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016
3000 Nights
(Photo: fragment from 3000 Nights' poster)

Following the success in Ramallah and Nablus, Palestine, Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights will be released at Al Quds Cinema in Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for 3 weeks from 11 to 27 February.

At the Ramallah premiere, director Mai Masri received three honourary shields from An-Najah National University, The Civil Society of Nablus Governorate (CSNG) and the Al Masri Family for “her efforts in supporting the Palestinian cinema."

3000 Nights made its world premiere in September 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It then made its Arab world premiere in December 2015 as part of the Dubai International Film Festival’s 12th edition where it participated in the Muhr Arab Feature Films Competition. The film's tour across Palestine comes right after the film's US premiere as part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January. 

Most recently, 3000 Nights also opened Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, which took place between 30 January and 5 February,

Co-produced by Palestine, France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, '3000 Nights' centres on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth.

During the press conference for the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, the Palestinian director May Masri said her film 3000 Nights, was shot in a real prison, without any set decor, as a way of preserving the film's authenticity.

Masri added that the jail where they filmed was neither in Palestine nor Jordan.

The film was based on an old story from 1980, where there were jails that kept Israeli women arrested on criminal charges together with Palestinian political prisoners, Masri stated.

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