Film Screening '3000 Nights'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni, Press
When
19-02-2018 from 19:30 to 21:30
Where
Minard, Walpoortstraat 15, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Conflict and Development, Middle East and North Africa Research Group
Contact
omar.jabary@ugent.be
Website
http://www.underconstructionfestival.org/event/375/
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This is a story about resilience and the imagination in a genre — the prison genre– that has rarely dealt with women’s experiences

Inspired by the true story of a young Palestinian mother who gave birth to her child in an Israeli prison, 3000 Nights is a story about resilience and the imagination in a genre — the prison genre– that has rarely dealt with women’s experiences, let alone Palestinian women’s. Set in Nablus in 1980, Masri draws on realities she has both experienced first hand and explored in her earlier documentary work. Shot in a real prison in a cinema verite style with handheld cameras, the film has a raw documentary edge that resonates with the reality it portrays.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Mai Masri.

Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker who studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University (USA) where she graduated with a BA degree. She founded Nour Productions in 1995 with her husband, filmmaker Jean Chamoun and directed several documentaries that received over 60 international awards.