October 6, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, CCAS Boardroom ICC #141, Georgetown University
Join us for a film screening, companion curriculum/discussion guide, and scholar presentation. We will screen Naila and the Uprising, which chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history — the First Intifada. When the nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, Naila 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. The film is produced by the award-winning team, Just Vision and directed by Julia Bacha.
Dr. Amal Amireh, Professor at George Mason University, and Mouin Rabbani, political analyst, will provide insightful background and material for discussion on women, non-violence, and politics. We will screen & discuss clips from Budrus, a film about the separation wall, and introduce teaching resources for the using the films in the classroom. Co-sponsored with the DC Palestine Film and Arts Festival (https://www.dcpfaf.org/) October 2-7.
Lunch will be served, and resources provided.