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L.A. PREMIERE: HRW PRESENTS "NAILA AND THE UPRISING" W DISCUSSION, RECEPTION
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Film in Santa Monica
Date(s): 09/26/2018
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:15 - 9 PM
Address: 1328 Montana Ave.
Phone: 310-477-5540
Cost: $30, $15 students

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Human Rights Watch is excited to host the Los Angeles Premiere of<<Naila and the Uprising>>on September 26thand we hope to see you there! By looking at the little-known yet instrumental role of women during the First Intifada, the movie opens a window into issues still at stake in today's conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Join us starting at 6:15 pm at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre for Mediterranean food and drinks and stay after the movie for an engaging discussion with director Julia Bacha, producer Rula Salameh, and Human Rights Watch's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Division Eric Goldstein.


6:15 pm | Doors open; Hors-d’oeuvres & drinks

7:00 pm | Movie, followed by Q&A

8:45 pm | Light dessert reception


When an uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1987, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom.Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable real-life journey of Naila Ayesh, a key figure in the First Intifada, which forced the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Using evocative animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film tells the story the mainstream media missed: of a courageous clandestine women’s movement at the head of Palestinians’ struggle for freedom, bringing out of anonymity the courageous women activists whose contributions and sacrifices changed history, but whose stories have remained untold until now.

“Stories like Naila’s remind us of a third way: one of nonviolent resistance led by self-reliant, democratic, gender-equal communities.” — The Nation

All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A followed by a dessert reception with panelists ...

Julia Bacha
Director, <<Naila and the Uprising>>

Eric Goldstein
Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Human Rights Watch

Rula Salameh
Producer, <<Naila and the Uprising>>


General tickets are $30 and student tickets are $15.
Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served.

For further information, please contact Perrine Vaillant 
(310) 477-5540 | perrine.vaillant@hrw.org





Human Rights Watch Film Club

Through regularly scheduled screenings and discussions, Human Rights Watch's Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.




For 40 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.



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