On TV: NAILA AND THE UPRISING

Coming to PBS as part of its WOMEN, WAR & PEACE II series tonight, Tuesday, March 26:
NAILA AND THE UPRISING

Director:
Julia Bacha

Premiere:
DOC NYC 2017

Select Festivals:
IDFA, Dubai, Human Rights Watch, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, It’s All True, Fajr, Seattle, Durban, SF Jewish, Global Peace, St Louis

About:
The untold story of the women behind the First Intifada.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh, who played a key role in the nonviolent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada. When the uprising broke out in the late 1980s, Naila was living in Gaza. Faced with a choice between love, family, and freedom, she embraced all three, joining a clandestine network of Palestinian women who led a movement that put Palestinians on the map. The film inventively combines animation with archival images to explore this hidden history.

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