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Film Screening: Naila and the Uprising

By: | posted on: Mar 6, 2019

Date(s) - 03/06/2019
5:30 pm

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, join Anera on Wednesday, March 6th, for a screening of Naila and the Uprising – The Movie. Our screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with Just Vision‘s Executive Director, Suhad Babaa, and Anera Board Member, Sanaa Abouzaid.

Please note that doors will open at 5:30 pm and the event will begin at approximatey 6:00 pm.

About Naila and the Uprising

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young 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 and a fierce community of women at the frontlines, whose stories weave through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.

The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker and Just Vision’s Creative Director, Julia Bacha (director of Budrus and co-director of My Neighbourhood) and produced by Just Vision’s Education and Public Engagement Manager, Rula Salameh and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi (co-director of My Neighbourhood). Executive Producers include Just Vision’s Executive Director, Suhad Babaa, along with Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Deirdre Hegarty, Joan Platt and the Women Donors Network.

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