Naila and the Uprising
Israel & Palestine • 59m
Directed by Julia Bacha • Documentary • With Naila Ayesh, Jamal Zakout, Roni Ben Efrat • 2017 • 59 minutes
When a nationwide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must choose 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 journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history: the First Intifada.
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