JVP-CNJ Movie Night: Naila and the Uprising + Q&A
Start: 2021-04-15 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
End: 2021-04-15 21:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
This is a virtual event
Join Jewish Voice for Peace-Central NJ for Movie Night
on THURSDAY, 15 April 2021 @ 7:00 PM EDT:
Naila and the Uprising
COURAGEOUS PALESTINIAN WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF RESISTANCE
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.
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.
NAILA AND THE UPRISING OFFERS LESSONS THAT TRANSCEND TIME & PLACE
Echoing struggles around the world, we also witness the tremendous power of nonviolent organizing: women's committees, drawing on all the hallmarks of civil resistance, were able to mobilize hundreds of thousands through massive street rallies, mobile health clinics, underground schools and concerted boycott campaigns, sustaining the uprising while generating indigenous self-sufficiency.
Runtime ● 1 hour 16 minutes
Q&A will be facilitated by Emma Alpert, Deputy Director for Just Vision, after the screening.
(If you’re unable to join us for the collective screening but would still like to participate in the post-screening discussion, you can watch the film on your own beforehand — successful registrants should follow the link "Click here to view the event details" in the e-mail with subject line "Thanks for RSVPing!")
Emma Alpert is the Deputy Director for Just Vision, an organization 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 is also the impact producer for Just Vision's documentary, Naila and the Uprising and was an integral member of the team's impact campaign for the award-winning documentary, The Wanted 18. Through this work, she has helped to amplify stories of Palestinian-led civil resistance movements, grassroots organizing and women's leadership to universities, conferences, think-tanks, faith communities and other audiences across the US.