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  • New Law Annexe Room 446 University of Sydney Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Film Screening

“Naila and the Uprising”

Sydney, NSW


A documentary revealing the lesser known role of women in the First Intifada, Naila and the Uprising follows the unflinching dedication of Palestinian women like Naila in the fight towards freedom.

The experience of this mass uprising against decades of Israel’s authoritarian occupation saw ordinary Arab and Palestinian women break from tradition and lunge into political activities. As Israeli authorities attempted to quash the resistance by closing universities and encouraging the IDF to “break their bones”, women in particular organised new ways of teaching the next generation the history of the occupation and resistance. These women took up political leadership to help sustain the grassroots level of the intifada even as the Israeli defence minister sought to terrorise participants.

A great history of radical women taking their own rights into their own hands.

Thursday 9 May 2019, 4pm


Venue: New Law Annexe Room 446, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW

Event details at FACEBOOK EVENT

Hosted by Students for Palestine Sydney University.

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Later Event: 11 May
World Keffiyeh Day