Women of 3000 Nights to Fete Arab World Premiere at at DIFF
Palestinian film 3000 Nights will land its Arab world premiere at the 12th Dubai International Film
Festival (9-16 December). The film will compete as part of the Muhr Arab Feature Films Competition with the presence of its Director Mai Masri and stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Rakeen Saad alongside the film Producer Sabine Sidawi.
On October 31st, Mai Masri's film 3000 Nights won the Meeting Point Audience Award at the 60th
Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain where the audience rated the film 4.297 out of 5 and. In an official statement the festival acknowledged that the film "received the warmest acclaim from the audience". In less than one week following this, 3000 Nights received the Jury Award at the 8th Women's International Film and Television Showcase (The WIFTS), USA.
Since the film's world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, 3000 Nights has been receiving wide acclaim in film events. The film competed at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and had a full-house screening at BFI London Film Festival.
A Palestinian co-production between France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, 3000 Nights stars
Maisa Abdelhadi and Nadera Omran. The film tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
MAD Solutions is in charge of the international distribution of the film.
Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker. She studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University (USA) where she graduated with a BA degree. Her filmography includes; Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986), War Generation - Beirut (1998),
Children of Fire (1990), Suspended Dreams (1992), Children of Shatila (1998), A Woman for Her Time (1995), Beirut Diaries (2006), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001) and 33 Days (2007).
3000 Night's screening times at DIFF (GMT +4)
Sunday December 13 at 09:30 PM - Madinat Theatre
Tuesday December 15 at 10:00 PM - MOE 05