Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Naila and the Uprising: Screening and Discussion
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Naila and the Uprising is the newest documentary from Just Vision, the award-winning creators of Budrus and My Neighbourhood. 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 1980s. When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 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. You can watch the trailer here.
Naila and the Uprising had it's world premiere in November 2017 at DOC NYC, followed by its International Premiere at IDFA and its Middle East Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December. The film was then featured on opening night of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London on the occasion of International Women's Day and showcased at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva to another sold-out audience. Since, the film has screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and numerous other festivals in the Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, the UK, Lebanon, Turkey and beyond. It has earned numerous awards including, Special Jury Mention for the Golden Butterfly Human Rights Award at the Movies that Matter Festival in the Hague, Special Jury Prize from the It's All True Documentary Festival in Brazil, the Justice Matters Award from Filmfest DC and both the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Documentary from the Mizna Arab Film Festival.
Free and Open to the Public
For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema