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FILM // Naila and the Uprising

  • Georgetown University, ICC Auditorium (map)

FILM // Naila and the Uprising

by Julia Bacha
76 min. | 2017
presented in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Just Vision

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.

Followed by a discussion with Executive Producer Suhad Babaa, Dr. Amal Amireh, and Dr. Mouin Rabbani.

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