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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Richard Karsten

In-person

When

Jun 21, 8:30 PM EDT

Where

Mohawk Grill, Palestinian Food

148 2nd Street, Montague, MA, 01376

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN, TO FRIDAY JUNE 21ST

Join Ismail and community for a gathering and film screening! All are welcome! Food will be provided by donation from Mohawk Grill, Palestinian Food Truck, but any offerings or beverages to share are welcome! Gathering starts at 6pm for food and conversation, and the film will be at 8:30pm / when it gets dark. Please bring a chair and anything you need to be comfortable outdoors.

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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

Restrooms are located in Unity Park. Accessible porta-potty located in Unity Park parking lot 24 /7. Please park in the Unity Park parking lot and walk to the event (about 250 steps) on flat concrete and asphalt. Accessible parking can be accommodated near the food truck. Nearest bus is 23, stop at L Street and 4th. We ask that you wear a mask while getting food and in close vicinity to other people. Masks will be provided as well as hand sanitizer.

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Outdoor event

Wheelchair accessible

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