Iman, a young newly-wed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested and incarcerated in a top-security Israeli prison where she gives birth to a baby boy. As she struggles to survive and raise her child behind bars, she is torn between her instinct as a mother and the difficult decisions she must make. Through her relationship with the other prisoners - both Palestinian and Israeli - she finds the time and space to reflect, develop and mature as a young woman.
Directed by Mai Masri
Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/Qatar, 2015, Fiction | 103 minutes, Drama
Executive Producers: Sabine Sidawi (Orjouane Productions, Beirut), Mai Masri (Nour Productions, Beirut), Charlotte Uzu (Les Films d'Ici, Paris)
Producers: Sabine Sidawi (Lebanon), Mai Masri (Palestine), Charlotte Uzu (Lebanon)
Foreign Title: 3000 Layla
Director: Mai Masri
Countries of Production: Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/Qatar
Year of presentation: 2015
Language(s): Arabic, Hebrew
Runtime: 103 minutes
Production Company: Orjouane Productions / Nour Productions / Les Films d'Ici 2
Executive Producers: Sabine Sidawi, Mai Masri, Charlotte Uzu
Producers: Sabine Sidawi, Mai Masri, Charlotte Uzu
Screenplay: Mai Masri
Cinematographer: Gilles Porte
Editor: Michele Tyan
Production Designer: Hussein Baydoun
Sound: Chadi Roukoz, Raja Dubayah
Music: Sharif Sehnaoui
Maisa Abd Elhadi
Primary Publicist: Indie PR International Sales Agent: Intramovies
2015 | London Film Festival, UK
* Official selection
* Screening: October 15
2015 | 40th Festival de Toronto | 10-20 Sept 2015, Canada
* Selection - Contemporary World Cinema
* Premi√®re Mondiale / World Premiere
* Screening: Sat Sep 12, 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 10, SUBTITLED
* Screening: Mon Sep 14, 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 10, SUBTITLED
* Screening: Sat Sep 19, 3:00 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 9, SUBTITLED
2011 | 21st Oslo Films from the South Film Festival - 1st edition ofThe S√łrfond Forum 2011, OSLO, Norway
* Pitching forum 2011
Director: Mai Masri (attending)
2011 | Abu Dhabi Film Commission - Fifth edition of The Shasha Grant, september 2011
One of six Finalists for the 2011 Shasha Grant ($100,000 screenwriting competition whose winner is chosen by industry professionals from around the world).
The Shasha Grant is an initiative by Abu Dhabi Film Commission that aims to support the development of Abu Dhabi as a regional production hub and to help Arab filmmakers tell their stories through film.
2011 | 2nd Interchange programme, May 2011
selected by TorinoFilmLab, Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE, realized with the aim of building cooperation between film professionals from Europe and the Arab World.
Script consultants: Naji Abu Nowar (Jordan), Nadia Eliewat (Jordan) and Malak Quota (Saudi Arabia).
2010 | Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, November 2010.
Won a Grant Award for Best script