Naila and the Uprising

    • Julia Bacha
    • Palestine (State of), United States
    • 2017
    • 75 min
    • International Premiere

    Synopsis

    A personal portrait of the Palestinian resistance leader Naila Ayesh, who joins an underground women’s network that led a civil resistance movement during the First Intifada in 1987. Their non-violent protests against Israeli occupation brought the Palestinian cause to the attention of the world. Ayesh always insisted that the two peoples living on the same land should have equal rights, without one oppressing the other. Archive footage of the intifada and older news excerpts featuring Ayesh are complemented by private footage of her family life, showing us the price she had to pay to pursue her political struggle. Minimalist animations accompany the more dramatic episodes. According to many of the people interviewed, the central role played by women in the Palestinian resistance seems to have been easily forgotten. They look back at the events that eventually led to the Oslo peace talks—but not without a struggle, as evidenced by the violent arrests, intimidation and torture of Ayesh and her fellow protestors. 

    Program

    Naila and the Uprising

    Fri 24 November14:15 - 15:33
    Munt 10
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    Naila and the Uprising

    Sun 26 November14:15 - 15:33
    Tuschinski 3
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    Credits

    • 75 min
    • color
    • DCP
    Director
    Julia Bacha
    Production
    Rula Salameh for Just Vision, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
    Executive producer
    Suhad Babaa for Just Vision, Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Barbara Dobkin, Deirdre Hegarty, Joan Platt, Women Donors Network
    Cinematography
    Talal Jabari, Mohammed Abu Safia
    Editing
    Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, Flavia de Souza
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