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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Lina & Sonia

In-person

When

Jun 22, 4:00 PM EDT

Where

Black Box Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON, L6L 3L5

Price

$25.00 per person

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About the event

We welcome you to the screening of Where Olive Trees Weep. The purpose of our event is to hold space together as a community while experiencing a film created to broaden the understanding of the situation in Palestine, along with the cycles of trauma that perpetuate it.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to support humanitarian aid in Gaza thru HEAL Palestine, as well as to assist orphans and amputee children in Palestinian communities with Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF). Please note the ticket sale is in US dollars.

A brief Q&A session will be held after the screening. 

Doors open at 3:30 PM

 

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

Film will be held at the Black Box Theatre inside the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Entrance from the main door. Free Parking is available. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Film will start showing at 4:00 PM.

Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible

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