Layal (Maisa Abd Elhadi), a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher arrested after being falsely accused, is sentenced to eight years in prison. When she discovers she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to abort the baby and spy on the Palestinian inmates. Layal is resilient, however, and gives birth to a baby boy. Through her struggle to raise her son behind bars, she manages to find a sense of hope and a meaning to her life. Prison conditions deteriorate and the prisoners decide to strike. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.

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Mai Masri
Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/Qatar/United Arab Emirates
Running Time
103 minutes