After the huge success of the feature film 3000 Nights by director Mai Masri reaping 24 awards from different film festivals around the world, the films production and distribution companies release the film on DVD on Wednesday, July 4 at 07:30 pm at Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture in Lebanon. The release will be celebrated in a public ceremony that will feature behind-the-scenes footage of the film, followed by a discussion with director Mai Masri and producer Sabine Sidawi. Entrance to the ceremony is free of charge and seats are allocated on a first come/first serve basis.
The DVD copy is scheduled to release in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, July 11 in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission - RFC.
The 3000 Nights DVD is available with subtitles in 5 languages: English, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Italian, all packed with bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, trailer and the making-of documentary.
The film's world premiere was held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and it took part in more than 50 film festivals and events around the world, including 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 (USA), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia), and Goa Film Festival (India).
The film was released in the Arab world in Tunisia, UAE, and Palestine. It was also Palestine's official submission to the Golden Globes and Jordon's official submission for the Academy Awards nominations as Best Foreign-Language Film.
3000 Nights is a co-production between Jordan, Palestine, France, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon. MAD Solutions is in charge of the distribution of the film 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).