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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Paul Hartley



Jun 27, 7:00 PM BST


The Old Althams Travel Agents

1-3 Scotland Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7UR


Free Screening

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About the event

As part of the Festival of Culture 2024 programme, Pendle Social Cinema present this timely film in a new pop space in Nelson Town Centre.

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

This is a new pop up cultural space in the heart of Nelson Town Centre, free parking can be found after 6 PM around the centre with a short walk to the old Althams travel agents shop. This is an old building and will be renovated in the near future so at the moment we cannot offer accessible toilets. Refreshments will be provided at the screening for a donation.


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