28 November 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
As part of "The 1987 Intifada: History and Memory" conference in partnership with The Institute for Palestine Studies, Dar El-Nimer invites to the screening of "3000 Nights" followed by a discussion with director Mai Masri, moderated by Leila Shahid.
"The 1987 Intifada: History and Memory" commemorates the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Popular Palestinian Uprising against the Israeli Occupation, and takes place in parallel between Ramallah and Gaza (24-26 November) and Beirut (28-30 November).
For more information: www.intifada1987.com
“3000 Nights” tells the story of a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher who is falsely arrested and incarcerated in an Israeli prison where she gives birth to her son. Through her struggle to raise her child behind bars, the film traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience, and survival against all odds.
The film is inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison with lead actresses Maisa Abdel Hadi and Nadera Omran. It won over 24 international awards and represented Palestine at the Golden Globes and Jordan at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film in 2017.
Mai Masri directed and produced several films that have been screened worldwide and won over 80 international awards. She received international acclaim with her films "3000 Nights" (2015) which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival; "Children of Fire" (1990), "Children of Shatila" (1998), "Frontiers of Dreams and Fears" (2001), "A Woman for Her Time" (1995), "Beirut Diaries" (2006), and "33 Days" (2007). She also co-directed with her late husband Jean Chamoun "Under the Rubble" (1983), "Wild Flowers" (1986), "War Generation – Beirut" (1998), and "Suspended Dreams" (1992).
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Free Entrance | Location: Auditorium — Second Floor