Archive/Counter-Archive and The Toronto Palestine Film Festival Present:
Solidarity Screening and Discussion:
Naila and the Uprising by Julia Bacha
Tuesday, July 6, 7PM EST
Online, FREE, donations welcome
Synopsis: When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 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 whose story weaves 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.
This film tells the story that history overlooked – of an unbending, nonviolent women’s movement at the head of Palestine’s struggle for freedom.
Donations: Attendees are welcome to make a donation to a new art school in Gaza, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture - Gaza Training Center. https://www.mitriraheb.org/en/project/1614242323
Thank you to our co-presenters: Equity Studies Student Union, Canadian Arab Institute, Salaam Canada, MENA Arts Advocacy, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Inside Out Film Festival, Fem Script Lab, Art Metropole, Human Rights Watch, Archive/Counter-Archive, Pleasure Dome, MENA Arts UK, Michigan Peace Council, Artcite Inc., Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Toronto Arab Film, Regent Park Film Festival, Images Festival, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Syria Film Festival and B707 Productions.
For more information, visit: https://www.tpff.ca/events-all/solidarity-screening