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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Red Deer 4 Palestine

In-person

When

Jun 25, 6:30 PM MDT

Where

Pioneer's Lodge

4324 46A Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6S7

Price

$10.00 per person

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About the event

Join Red Deerians 4 Palestine for film screening, discussion and community fundraiser. Hoping to "move hearts and minds and inspire audiences to echo the calls for freedom, equality, and dignity that have gone unanswered for far too long." Proceeds will go to future community events and projects supporting the population of the occupied territories, rebuilding Gaza, working towards human rights and bringing trauma healing work to the region.

Event Participants

Lara Al-hmaidat

Local activist with Palestinian roots

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

The Pioneer’s Lodge is located in historic Parkvale at the corner of 47 Avenue and 44 Street. Next to the arena and curling rink, it is walking distance to downtown Red Deer. It is wheelchair accessible and offers off-street parking. Movie snacks will be sold.

Wheelchair accessible

Indoor Event

Food for sale

community-center

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