In the spring of 1988, a clandestine network of Palestinian women emerged to lead a vibrant nonviolent social movement that put the Palestinian people on the map. Their identities have remained hidden… until now.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 3PM
Location: James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
Julia is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and the Creative Director at Just Vision. She started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she wrote/edited Control Room (2004), for which she was nominated to the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Subsequently, Julia moved to Jerusalem where she co-directed Encounter Point (2006) and Budrus (2009), which the New York Times called “this year’s must-see documentary.” The film successfully shifted international media coverage as well as American attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as confirmed by independent evaluations by MIT and the PR firm Edelman. Julia then directed My Neighbourhood (2012), which was released by The Guardian and influenced Obama’s speech in Jerusalem. She is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and a TED speaker. Julia is currently directing a Sundance and Guggenheim-supported film on the Palestinian women who secretly led the First Intifada.