March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC
Film Screening: NAILA AND THE UPRISING
In celebration of International Women's Day, join Anera on Wednesday, March 6th, for a screening of Naila and the Uprising - The Movie. Our screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with Just Vision's Executive Director, Suhad Babaa, and Anera Board Member, Sanaa Abouzaid.
About Naila and the Uprising:
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.
The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker and Just Vision’s Creative Director, Julia Bacha (director of Budrus and co-director of My Neighbourhood) and produced by Just Vision’s Education and Public Engagement Manager, Rula Salameh and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi (co-director of My Neighbourhood). Executive Producers include Just Vision’s Executive Director, Suhad Babaa, along with Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Deirdre Hegarty, Joan Platt and the Women Donors Network.
Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, will teach you how to embroider traditional Palestinian motifs that celebrate, or un-celebrate, Valentines Day! Whether you love or hate the day, instead of buying a card or flowers, let us stitch together!
March 6, 2019
Doors open: 5:30pm
Film begins: 6:00pm
Busboys and Poets, Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Proceeds from this event is donated to Anera.