In (Naila and the Uprising), female activists are not shiny aberrations—they are the unseen spine holding up a movement.
Stories like Naila’s remind us of a third way: one of nonviolent resistance led by self-reliant, democratic, gender-equal communities.
Naila and the Uprising, seeks to ensure that our analysis does not erase a core element of [the First Intifada]: the participation and the leadership of Palestinian women.
Julia Bacha’s moving film which combines stirring archival footage, thoughtful interviews and evocative animation is a fitting tribute to the women who still struggle for a fully democratic Palestinian state . . . and their rightful place in that state.
The smart direction and tech work are as straight-arrow and determined as the protagonist.