Presented by Hastings Palestine Solidarity
Naila and the Uprising
Thoughtful, moving, immensely valuable re-telling of the First Palestinian Intifada.
Director: Julia Bacha
76Mins / 2017 / USA/Palestine / Some Subtitles
When a nationwide 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.
"A thoughtful, moving, immensely valuable re-telling of the First Palestinian Intifada" - Huffington Post