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Where Olive Trees Weep

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Jun 20, 7:00 PM EDT


The Royal

608 College Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4


$15.00 per person

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About the event

Join us for the Toronto Premiere of Where Olive Trees Weep June 20th at 7pm! A donation will be made to The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. Doors open at 6pm.

Event Participants

Finley MacNeil

Producer/Editor, Where Olive Trees Weep

About the film

Where Olive Trees Weep offers a searing window into the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. It explores themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice.We follow, among others, Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Darwish, grassroots activist Ahed Tamimi, and Israeli journalist Amira Hass. We witness Dr. Gabor Maté offering trauma-healing work for a group of women who have been tortured in Israeli prisons. Ancient landscapes bear deep scars, having witnessed the brutal reality of ancestral land confiscation, expulsions, imprisonment, home demolitions, water deprivation, and denial of basic human rights. Yet, through the veil of oppression, we catch a glimpse of resilience—deep roots that have carried the Palestinian people through decades of darkness and shattered lives.This emotional journey bares the humanity of the oppressed while grappling with the question: what makes the oppressor so ruthlessly blind to its own cruelty?




1h 44m




Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo


Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo, Finley MacNeil

Executive Producer

Ashira Darwish


Caroline Campbell, Maral Quttieneh, Nickoloz Kachibaia, Yasen Stoev

About the space

The Royal Theatre is situated at 608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. Visitors can find parking both underground, and at street level with ‘Green P’ parking within a two-minute walk of the venue. The 506 Carlton streetcar stops at Grace and College. Below ground and above ground ‘Green P’ parking lots are accessible via Clinton St., immediately north of College and Clinton Streets. For the convenience and comfort of wheelchair users, we kindly request that you arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the doors open. This early arrival allows them ample time to assess the seating options available and select the most suitable location.


Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible


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