"In [Naila and the Uprising], female activists are not shiny aberrations—
they are the unseen spine holding up a movement." —Daily Beast
The Markaz invites you to attend a Human Rights Watch special director's screening of the Los Angeles premiere of Julia Bacha's Naila and the Uprising, a story of love, family and freedom, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 26 starting at 6:15 pm with a pre-reception with food and drinks, movie at 7 pm, followed by Q & A with Julia Bacha and HRW's Eric Goldstein, concluding with a dessert reception at 8:45 pm in the Aero lobby. The theatre is located at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. General admission $30, students $15. Get tickets here. Share with friends on Facebook.
Following the remarkable story of Naila Ayesh, the movie provides unique insight into the 1987 First Intifada in Palestine and the instrumental role women played during the uprising, still informing today’s conflict. 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. You can watch the trailer here.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with its director, Julia Bacha, and Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division Deputy Director, Eric Goldstein.
"Stories like Naila's remind us of a third way: one of
non-violent resistance led by self-reliant, democratic, gender-equal communities."
Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time.
For 40 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.
Naila is produced by Just Vision, which works to increase the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all.
- September 26, 2018 at 6:15pm – 9:15pm
- Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403
- 15 people are going