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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Teesri Dunya Theater

In-person

When

Jun 23, 2:30 PM EDT

Where

251 Av des Pins O

251 Avenue des Pins Ouest, Montréal, QC, H2W 1R6

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

The story of courage, resilience and intergenerational pain of the Palestinian people living under a brutal occupation

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

Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing politically relevant plays and events that explore life-affecting issues faced by people today. We aim to uplift the voices of historically marginalized communities by making space for their cultural experiences to be reflected on our stage and screen. Our plays connect communities, foster critical thinking, and generate cross-cultural dialogue. Indigeneity, multicultural diversity, LGBTQ+ consciousness, and interculturalism are central to the work we do here. Teesri ensures that stories of colour hold the space that is theirs to hold and tells them in a way that honours the sources they come from.

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