[Portadown] Film Screening: Naila and the Uprising + Producer Q&A (IPSC)
NAILA AND THE UPRISING
Free Screening in advance of International Women’s Day
Followed by a discussion with the film’s producer Rula Salameh.
On Saturday 7th March you are invited to a special free screening of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film ‘Naila and the Uprising’ in Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road, Portadown at 1pm. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s producer Rula Salameh.
About the film
Directed by Julia Bacha, 2017
76 mins, English, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles.
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in Palestine, 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.
Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film brings out of anonymity the courageous women activists who have remained on the margins of history — until now. 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.
What the critics say
‘100% Certified Fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes
“An individual and collective remembrance … a portrait of both a truly remarkable woman and an entire generation of Palestinians with incredible courage” – Electronic Intifada
“It’s a painful story, but also an illuminating one … well worth watching.” – Hollywood Reporter
“A story that deserves more than 76 minutes, but this is a fascinating start.” – Seattle Times
About Rula Salameh
Producer of Naila and the Uprising and Budrus, Rula is the Education and Outreach Director, Palestine at Just Vision, a nonprofit that highlights the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality.
This screening is hosted by the Belfast Branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign as part of Israeli Apartheid Week in Ireland, a series of events and actions taking place all over Ireland as part of the 16th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week.