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Opening Night UK Premiere: Naila and the Uprising (15*) + ScreenTalk + Reception

Part of: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

A still showing the First Antifada demonstration from Naila and the Uprising

When an uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1987, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. 

I call on women all over the world, I call on Israeli mothers: double your efforts to lift the injustices from my people, so my son, and your son, and all children can live side by side.” Naila Ayesh

Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time.

Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the story the mainstream media missed: of a courageous clandestine women’s movement at the head of Palestinians’ struggle for freedom, bringing out of anonymity the courageous women activists whose contributions and sacrifices changed history but whose stories have remained untold until now.

2017 Dir Julia Bacha 76 min
Arabic, English, Hebrew, French

Please note, the reception is open to all ticket holders


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