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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by ROC Voices for Palestine



Jun 29, 9:00 PM EDT


Islamic Center of Rochester

727 Westfall Rd, Rochester , NY, 14620


Free Screening

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About the event

Join us for the premiere of the film “Where Olive Trees Weep” a new documentary offering a searing window into the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation.June 29, 2024, at the Islamic Center of Rochester, the event will begin at 9 pm after Maghrib prayer. Refreshments will be served!Please be aware that this film explores graphic content of violence and not suitable for children under 13.

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


Indoor Event

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