In Commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the Nakba
3000 Nights Screens at Cinemapolis in New YorkPalestinian director Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights will screen at Cinemapolis in New York on Wednesday, May 15 at 07:00 PM (GMT -4) in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Nakba. Organized by Olive Branch Film Series, the screening will be followed by a Q&A.
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Olive Branch Film Series brings cinema by, from and about Palestine to the Ithaca, New York, community to promote exploration and discussion of the complexities of Palestinian life, at home and in exile.
3000 Nights world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and screened at more than 50 international film festivals, including the Dubai International Film Festival (UAE), Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), BFI London Film Festival (UK), Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden), Palm Springs International Film Festival (US), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia), and the Goa Film Festival (India).
3000 Nights was theatrically released in many Arab countries, including Tunisia, the UAE and Palestine. The film is Palestine's official submission to the Golden Globe Awards, while it was also Jordan's official submission to the 2017 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
3000 Nights is a co-production between Jordan, Palestine, France, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon. MAD Solutions is in charge of the film's distribution in the Arab world. 3000 Nights tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope. The film stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Abeer Haddad, Anahid Fayad, Haifa Al Agha, Khitam Edelbi and Hana Chamoun.
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 rich and extensive filmography includes many documentaries focusing on the humanity and resilience of ordinary people characterized with humanistic elements, through which she won over 60 awards at international film festivals, such as 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), Hanan Ashrawi: A Woman of her Time (1995), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos (2006) and 33 Days (2007).