Cinema Akil , Dubai - United Arab Emirates
17 May , 2019
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
+971 4 223 1139



In commemoration of Nakba Day, join them for the UAE release of Julia Bacha's NAILA AND THE UPRISING featuring the captivating life of Naila Ayesh - a Palestinian activist and resistance leader of the First Intifada led by women. In collaboration with Reel Palestine film festival.

` 'NAILA AND THE UPRISING' is a thoughtful, moving, immensely valuable re-telling of the First Palestinian Intifada.` - Huffpost

**Screens May 11-17. Mark your calendars, tickets available for purchase soon at

The Cinemajlis Iftar + film package is AED200 which includes Iftar and a ticket to the 9pm show.

Directed by: Julia Bacha
2017 | Palestine, USA | PG | Documentary, Animation | Arabic, English | Eng. sub | 76 min

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a 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 whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada
in the late 1980s.

*Schedules are subject to change, please check for the most up-to-date schedule
**The Iftar + film package is AED200 - this includes Iftar and a ticket to the 9pm film
**Tickets for the film only are AED 50 + VAT each and are available for purchase online and at the box office.
***Age restrictions may apply due to the nature and suitability of the film. At their discretion and in accordance with regulations, they reserve the right to request proof of ID and you will be asked to leave if you are under the required age.

About Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Cinema Akil is a member of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) which includes members from the MENA region such as Metropolis in Beirut, Zawya in Cairo and Cinematheque du Tangier in Morocco. Follow us into the dark. // Facebook - Cinema Akil // Twitter - @CinemaAkil // Instagram - @CinemaAkil
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