Documentary directed by Julia Bacha (2017, 75 min.). Arabic, English, Hebrew, and French with English subtitles.

Award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (Budrus) chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh, who played a key role in the First Intifada in 1987. When the uprising broke out in the late 1980s, Naila was living in Gaza. Faced with a choice between love, family, and freedom, she embraced all three, joining a clandestine network of Palestinian women who led a movement that put Palestinians on the map. 

Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, the film tells a story missed by the mainstream media, recounting a courageous clandestine women’s movement leading Palestinians’ struggle for freedom.

Followed by a discussion with producer Emma Alpert. 

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Directed by Rakan Mayasi (2017, 15 min.). Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

A Palestinian (Saleh Bakri) serving time in an Israeli jail receives a visit from his wife, and she devises a daring operation to fulfill their secret desires.

Advisory: Adult themes and sexual language.

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