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Naila And The Uprising
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian territories, a young woman from Gaza is forced to make an impossible choice between love, her family, and her freedom. Undaunted, she chooses all three. ‘Naila And The Uprising’ chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh, and a clandestine network of Palestinian women at the heart of the uprising. Moving in and out of Israeli prisons, distributing illegal leaflets by night and planning boycotts and strikes with her infant son strapped to her back, Naila’s story weaves through the most vibrant, non-violent mobilization in Palestinian history - the First Intifada in the late 1980s. Using evocative elements of animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this inspirational film brings out of anonymity the courageous women who challenged the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map for the first time.
2017 / Arabic, English, French and Hebrew dialogue with English subtitles / Colour and Black & White / 76 mins
Genre: Animation, Drama and Non-fiction
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Julia Bacha
Producer: Rula Salameh, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Scriptwriter: Julia Bacha
DOP: Talal Jabari
Editor: Flavia De Souza, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Composer: Tristan Capacchione
Cast: Naila Ayesh, Zahira Kamal, Terry Boulata, Jamal Zakout, Azza Al-Khafarneh Qassem, Sama Aweida, Naima Al-Sheikh, Rabeha Diab