Ahead of its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival MAD Solutions Distributes Mai Masri´s 3000 Nights in the Arab World
Along with its world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival (10 – 20 September) as part of Contemporary World Cinema section, MAD Solutions revealed the news on doing the distribution and marketing for the Palestinian film 3000 Nights. Directed by the acclaimed and award-winning documentary film director Mai Masri, 3000 Nights is her feature directorial debut.
Commenting on this, Alaa Karkouti, CEO of MAD Solutions stated, “Mai Masri is one of the most important documentary filmmakers in the Arab world, therefore her long awaited feature debut film is an important step that finally came true. 3000 Nights has a story imbued with humane touches and is made with intense professionalism. We are very excited in MAD to bring such a film to the Arab world audiences.”
A Palestinian, Jordanian, French and Lebanese co-production, 3000 Nights stars Maisa Abdelhadi and Nadira Omran. The film tells the story of a young Palestinian schoolteacher who is falsely accused and incarcerated in an Israeli prison, where she gives birth to a baby boy. Through her struggle in prison, she finds strength learns to stand up to fight for her son.
Mai Masri is a Palestinian-American filmmaker. She studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University (USA) where she graduated with a BA degree. Holding an extensive repertoire of documentaries packed with humanistic passion, Masri‘s films have received over 60 awards from major international film festivals. Her filmography includes; Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986), Children of Fire (1990), Suspended Dreams (1992), Children of Shatila (1998) A Woman for Her Time (1995), Beirut Diaries (2006), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), and 33 Days(2007).
About MAD Solutions
MAD Solutions is the first Pan-Arab independent studio and fully integrative marketing and creative consultancy for the Arab film and Entertainment Industry. Under the umbrella of MAD Solutions, the studio is supported by five pillars: MAD Marketing, MAD Content, MAD Distribution, MAD Culture and MAD Celebrity, which together are helping to usher in an exciting new generation of Arab filmmakers and entertainment talent.
MAD Solutions attends at least 20 film festivals (Arab and International), summits, and workshops annually including Cannes, Berlinale, ADFF, DIFF, and many more. Besides its energetic, contemporary approaches to collaborating with their MAD partners, MAD Solutions prides itself on having the most extensive and up-to-date database on the Arab film industry, spanning over 20 years of a rich heritage that is still growing to this day, despite the political and socio-economic challenges.
Realizing the potential growth of the film industry in the Gulf States, and the opportunities to hatch a pan-regional strategy, MAD Solutions has expanded to Abu Dhabi, UAE, focusing on the GCC in specific and the Arab world as a whole. Based in twofour54, this has allowed MAD Solutions to become industry partners with the free zone media hub, the incubator of creativity of talent in the region. Twofour54‘s vision is to enable the development of world class Arabic media and entertainment content, by Arabs for Arabs, which is in tandem with MAD Solution‘s mission and vision.