New York Premiere at Columbia University

Layal, a young newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher is arrested a er being falsely accused and sentenced to 8 years of prison. She is transferred to a high security Israeli women’s prison where she encounters a terrifying world in which Pales nian poli ca

Beirut-based Palestinian documentary filmmaker Mai Masri will screen her first feature film, 3000 Nights (3000 Layla) at Columbia University, for its New York premiere.

Q & A with the director follows the screening, moderated by Professor Hamid Dabashi, editor of Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema.

There will be a Master Class with Mai Masri the following evening. Don’t miss this chance!

l prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminal inmates. When she discovers she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to abort the baby and spy on the Pales nian inmates. However, resilient and s ll in chains, she gives birth to a baby boy.