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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. While most images of the First Intifada paint an incomplete picture of stone-throwing young men front and center, this film tells the story that history overlooked – of an unbending, nonviolent women’s movement at the head of Palestine’s struggle for freedom.
Join us for a special screening of Naila and the Uprising (76 min), a new documentary from Just Vision, the award-winning team behind Budrus, My Neighbourhood and Encounter Point. The film will be followed by a post-screening conversation between Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision and Executive Producer of Naila and the Uprising, and Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace.
Suhad Babaa is the Executive Director at Just Vision, an organization dedicated to increasing the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality. She previously served as the Director of Programming, overseeing all educational and community outreach efforts across the US, Israel and Palestine. Suhad has addressed dozens of audiences at venues including the United Nations General Assembly, Harvard University, and film festivals, mosques, synagogues and churches across the US. She was an integral member of the impact campaigns around the award-winning films Budrus and My Neighbourhood. Suhad is the Executive Producer of Just Vision’s newest documentary, Naila and the Uprising, which chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh and a fierce community of grassroots women organizers, whose stories weave through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s.
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). You can read her bio here.
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