Kenyon College

Human Rights Film Series: Naila and the Uprising (2017)

February 20, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Naila and the Uprising (2017)

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

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.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Nurten Kilic, Associate Professor of History and students from “Women and Gender, Modern Middle East”; and Jason Waller, Associate Professor of Philosophy and students from “Philosophy of International Law.”

About the Human Rights Film Series:

A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in NYC each summer.

Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.

Full Screening Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 29: The Unafraid (2018)
  • Tuesday, February 5: Anote’s Ark (2018
  • Tuesday, February 12: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017)
  • Wednesday, February 20: Naila and the Uprising (2017)
  • Tuesday, February 26: What Will People Say? (2017)

All films are free and open to the public.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Image: Still from Naila and the Uprising (2017). Image courtesy of Just Vision.