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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Mendip Friends of Palestine



Jun 23, 7:00 PM BST


Town Hall

Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells , England, BA52RB


Free Screening

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About the event

Mendip Friends of Palestine invites you to the Premiere Screening of ‘Where Olive Trees Weep’ which offers a ‘searing window into the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian People under Israeli Occupation’ Admission is by donation.

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 film is being screened in the beautiful Wells Town Hall . Refreshments will be available together with the sale of Zaytoun Palestinian produce.


Indoor Event

Food for sale

Wheelchair accessible

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