• Feature
  • 2017
  • 75 Minutes
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied, United States
  • Language: Arabic and Hebrew (modern) and English

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.

Director: Julia Bacha


Cast and Crew

Animation: Sharron Mirsky, Dominique Doktor

DOP / Camera: Talal Jabari

Editor: Flávia De Souza, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

Sound: Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Issam Rishmawi

Producer: Rula Salameh, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

Music: Tristan Capacchione


Julia Bacha

Julia Bacha is a Peabody and Guggenheim award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and the Creative Director at Just Vision, a nonprofit that highlights the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality. Since graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, she has strategically used documentary film and multi-media to foster constructive conversations on some of the most divisive issues of our times.
Filmography: My Neighborhood (Director/Producer, 2012), Home Front (Producer/Writer/Executive Producer, 2011) Budrus (Director/Producer, 2009), Encounter Point (Co-Director/Writer/Editor, 2006)

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