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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Rana Habayeb

In-person

When

Jun 26, 7:30 PM EDT

Where

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4X 2T7

Price

$15.00 per person

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About the event

Join us for a special screening of Where the Olive Trees Weep, followed by a brief Virtual Q&A session with one of the film’s Producers.

This event aims to bring the movie to larger audiences and bring our community together to experience a film created to deepen the understanding of the situation in Palestine along with the cycles of trauma that perpetuate it. By engaging our community in a meaningful conversation, we aim to promote dialogue, raise awareness about the importance of addressing these issues globally, and support our fellow Palestinians.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to UNRWA, currently heavily underfunded.

Please note the ticket sale is in US dollars.DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM — Movie will start PROMPTLY at 7:30 PM

Viewer discretion advised. Not suitable for young children.

There will be refreshments available, we encourage to bring cash for donations.

Event Participants

Ashira Darwish

A key figure and Producer in documentary

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 Burnhamthorpe Community Centre on 1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga, ON . Entrance from the main door. Free Parking is available. Doors open at 7 PM. Film will start showing at 7:30 PM.

community-center

Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible

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