Wednesday, October 19, 2016
AHRAM ONLINE -- Palestinian film “3000 Nights” scooped two awards at the Festival du Film et des Cultures Méditerranéennes (Festival of Mediterranean Film and Culture) in Bastia — the Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs awards. Directed by Mai Masri and co-produced by Palestine, France, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, “3000 Nights” centers on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth. The film has garnered over 10 awards since its world premiere in September 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Masri graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. Her documentaries tackle the humanity and resilience of ordinary people. She has garnered over 60 awards at international film festivals.