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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Shahla Raza

In-person

When

Jun 25, 7:00 PM +03

Where

YOLO art Center and Café

3A Kara Sarıklı Sokak, Istanbul, İstanbul, 34083

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

A poignant, heartbreaking new film about the struggles and the resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. While exploring themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice, it features among others, Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Darwish, grassroots activist Ahed Tamimi, and Israeli journalist Amira Hass. It also features Dr. Gabor Maté as he offers trauma-healing work to Palestinian women tortured in Israeli prisons.

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

YOLO art is a space for entertaining, expressing, connecting, learning and exchanging experiences. The building is located in Balat in old Istanbul.

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