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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by ANNCHEN DOHERTY

Virtual

When

Jun 22, 8:00 PM CEST

Price

$3.00 per person

Available in

Worldwide

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About the event

At this time of incomprehensible destruction of Gaza and its people, this newly released film, Where Olive Trees Weep lifts the veil of silence which has stifled the Palestinian story for the past 76 years. My hope is that watching this film will give you a glimpse into the lives of Palestinians under occupation so you understand, emotionally as well as intellectually, their calls for equality, justice and freedom. 100% of the ticket sales profits will be donated to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Agency for Refugees in the Near East, a UN agency that supports the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees). 

After the film, there will be time for questions and reflections.

Where Olive Trees Weep gives background to the current crisis in Israel/Palestine and brings to light the lives of people on a 2022 journey in the occupied West Bank. It explores human stories of intergenerational pain, trauma and resilience. 

We hope these stories touch your heart, stir compassion and understanding, and give rise to a pursuit for justice. For without justice, peace remains an empty slogan.

Cinema can be a powerful force for change. Our aim is, beyond mere education, to truly move hearts and minds and inspire audiences to echo the calls for freedom, equality and dignity that have gone unanswered for far too long.

The film is our modest contribution towards our dream for an end to the occupation in Palestine, the attainment of equal rights and fair treatment for Palestinian people, and the spreading of healing for all intergenerational cycles of trauma in the region.

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?

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 44m

Released

2024

Director

Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo

Producer

Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo, Finley MacNeil

Executive Producer

Ashira Darwish

Crew

Caroline Campbell, Maral Quttieneh, Nickoloz Kachibaia, Yasen Stoev

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