Monday, February 01, 2016
ILOUBNAN (LEBANON) -- The 22nd European Film Festival in Beirut (held from January 25 to February 6) has selected Mai Masri’s feature film “3000 Nights” to be screened at the festival's closing ceremony. Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker. She studied film at University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 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. Following its U.S. premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival in California and its screening at Sudan Independent Film Festival, “3000 Nights” is planned to expand for a wider theatrical release across further Arab countries during this month.