• Year: 2017
  • Duration: 76 minutes
  • Country: Palestine / United States
  • Language: Arabic
  • Subtitle: English

Film Director(s)

Julia Bacha

Film Synopsis:

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. 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.


Freedom Talk: Women of Substance: From Palestine to Malaysia

Women in Palestine are just like women anywhere else. They want love, dignity, respect and security for their family. However, many have had to sacrifice all this and more. In their quest for freedom of their land, they lose theirs.

Speakers:
1. Lora A. Lucero, (Palestine activist from US) retired American lawyer, professor and city planner
2. Ahmed Ayesh Alnajjar, director of International Relations at the Ministry of Education, Gaza
3. Nurul Izzah, Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh

The screening of "Naila and The Uprising" and this Freedom Talk is organised in collaboration with Viva Palestina Malaysia.


Film Screening

Date: 30 September 2018
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Session: 9

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