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Monday, October 22 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Film Festival Screening: Naila and the Uprising

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76 mins. 2018

Naila Ayesh played a central role in the First Intifada in the late 1980s, the most vibrant nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history. Through her remarkable story ‘Naila and the Uprising’ gives an holistic account of these events, bringing the courageous women who shook the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map, out of anonymity for the first time. The film reveals the hidden history of nonviolent activism, underscoring the power of civil society in creating change and elevating the role of women in civil resistance. The documentary provides insight and wisdom from the veteran women activists of the First Intifada for today’s rising leaders.

Post-show speakers: A leading activist in the First Intifada, Naila Ayesh subsequently became General Director of the Gaza-based Women's Affairs Center. Multiple award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha is the Creative Director at Just Vision, a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, an Advisory Board Member to the Tribeca Film Institute and a TED speaker. Discussion of the advocacy opportunities of the film will be of great interest to those working on women’s leadership, civil resistance, government accountability and media literacy.

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Monday October 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CEST
Auditorium 15