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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by KULeuven Student Encampment (Geertrui Van Overwalle)

In-person

When

Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST

Where

Faculty of Law and Criminology

41 Tiensestraat, Leuven, Vlaams Gewest, 3000

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

The event is organized by students from the University of Leuven (KULeuven) who demand that their university enacts an academic boycott of Israeli universities and other institutions/companies that are complicit in the current genocide (see kul4palestine (Instagram) and kul.student.encampment (Instagram))

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

school

Wheelchair accessible

Indoor Event

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