Dir: Julia Bacha
Cast: Naila Ayesh, Zahira Kamal, Naima Al-Sheikh
2017 / USA, Palestine / Arabic, Hebrew & English with English subtitles / 76 mins
When a nationwide 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 under-camera animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film brings out of anonymity the courageous women who shook the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map for the first time. Most images of the First Intifada paint an incomplete picture from a law-and-order frame. This film tells the story that history overlooked – of an unbending nonviolent women’s movement at the head of Palestine’s struggle for freedom.
The café in the museum will be open serving delicious Palestinian food before the film. All food will be vegetarian.
Ticket price: £6 standard and £3 concessions
Tickets available on the door
Part of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival: https://bristolpff.org.uk