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Session 10

  • NAILA AND THE UPRISING (Israel/Palestine/US, 76 min)


When a nation-wide 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.


Julia Bacha is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and Creative Director at Just Vision. Her credits include Control RoomEncounter PointBudrusMy Neighbourhood, and The Wanted 18. Bacha is the recipient of the King Hussein Leadership Prize, the Search for Common Ground Award, the Ridenhour Film Prize, and the PUMA Creative Impact Award. She is 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.

Rula Salameh is the Education and Outreach Director, Palestine at Just Vision, a nonprofit that highlights the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity, and equality. She has served as the Middle East Liaison for the organization Peace X Peace, and as the Project Coordinator for Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists and sits on the Board of Palestinian Friends Without Borders.Rebekah Wingert-Jabi hasover twelve years of producing, directing and editing experience in film and television. She worked on films that aired on Al Arabiya, the Discovery Channel, and PBS. Rebekah lived in the West Bank for eight years where she worked with Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers to produce films (Swish, Swish) and documentaries (A Good Samaritan). Rebekah has managed youth media projects in the Middle East including a Palestinian-Israeli video exchange project.

  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Country
    Israel, Palestine, US
  • Premiere
    West Coast
  • Director
    Julia Bacha
  • Producer
    Rula Salameh, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi