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Naila and the Uprising coming to DocHouse!

Thursday 8 March, 2018

On International Women's Day we're very happy to announce that Naila and the Uprising will be playing at Bertha DocHouse this July. 

Telling the overlooked story of the Palestinian women at the heart of the First Intifada, the film celebrates not just the tremendous power of nonviolent organizing but also how women-led civil resistance can stir the masses, put pressure on power-holders, and affect real structural change.

Executive Producer Suhad Babaa will join us in London for a screening on Thursday 12th July, and then you'll be able to catch the film daily from 13th to 19th July.

Tickets on sale soon! Sign up to our mailing list HERE and we'll let you know when tickets are on sale. 

Director Julia Bacha
Exec Producer Suhad Babaa

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a 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 whose story weaves 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.