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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Colchester Action for Palestine

In-person

When

Jul 12, 6:00 PM BST

Where

The Commons Community Kitchen and Café at The Minories

74 High Street, Colchester, England, CO1 1UE

Price

$6.00 per person

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About the event

Colchester Action for Palestine is happy to screen this very important film followed by a Q&A session at The Commons Community Kitchen and Café at The Minories, 74 High St, Colchester CO1 1UE (entrance will be through the gate leading to the garden)

Our ticket price is in USD because that is the only currency that this platform currently offers, with the current exchange rate this is approx £5. Your ticket price will be split as follows: 10% to this Kinema platform, 45% to the filmmakers for the license fee, leaving 45% to be donated to UNRWA.

After the screening we will moderate a Q&A following guidelines provided by the filmmakers. This is an inclusive event intended to help increase awareness about the reality of life in Gaza and Occupied Palestine. This is not a forum for political debate, but rather an opportunity to gather together and discuss the themes raised by the film in a supportive environment.

Food will be available at the cafe to purchase, there will be Palestine inspired salads and small plates, along with Namoura (sticky semolina cake with roses). This is an alcohol-free event.

Our special and heartfelt thanks to The Commons who have offered their premises to screen this Movie without any charges.

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

About the space

Nearest paid parking is available at 40 Priory St, Colchester CO1 2QA and Britannia Way, Colchester CO2 7EF.

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Food for sale

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