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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Cville for Palestine



Jul 16, 5:30 PM EDT


Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Central Branch

201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902


$3.00 per person

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About the event

Please join us for the deeply moving film screening of "Where Olive Trees Weep" and help us raise funds for humanitarian aid in Gaza. There will be baked goods and time for discussion and community-building before and after the film.

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

Easy access and comfortable space in the Swanson Meeting Room!


Mask required

Food for sale

Wheelchair accessible

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