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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Easthampton for Peace and Interlink Books



Jun 24, 7:00 PM EDT


Easthampton Media

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 102, Easthampton, MA, 01027


Free Screening

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About the event

Available in person in the E•Media Studio, Eastworks, Easthampton

An opportunity to see and discuss the film that has been sweeping the world with its extraordinarily compelling and personal stories of grief and resilience in the more than 75 year struggle of Israel to obtain the land of Palestine and Palestinians' struggle to resist and maintain a space for sovereignty, freedom and community. A must see film for those who have followed the history for many years and for those who came to the story following the events of October 7, 2024.

Where the Olive Trees Weep will be followed on July 1, at 7:00 pm, by the film The Occupation of the American Mind, made in 2016 by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp with the Media Education Foundation, narrated by Roger Waters, and updated and re-distributed post October 7. The film’s premise is that U.S. attitudes about Palestine and Israel have been shaped by a decades-long propaganda campaign that has shaped the narrative of how the Palestine-Israel conflict is seen. Sut Jhally, Director of the Media Education Foundation will lead a discussion following the film

The film is co sponsored by Easthampton for Peace and Interlink Books which also will have books on Palestine and the Middle East for sale. No fee for tickets. Donations to cover costs and for the film's continued low cost distribution work will be accepted.

Many thanks to E•Media, Easthampton Media, for their ongoing efforts to ensure dialogue and community with their outstanding cable and live streaming work.

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?




1h 44m




Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo


Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo, Finley MacNeil

Executive Producer

Ashira Darwish


Caroline Campbell, Maral Quttieneh, Nickoloz Kachibaia, Yasen Stoev

About the space

E•Media, Easthampton Media, is the community television station serving Easthampton and Southampton. It is located at 116 Pleasant Street, Eastworks, suite 102, at the far lefthand end of the first floor. There is plenty of free parking. Entering the building from either of the two parking lots, the E•Media studio is at the far end of the building. Note: Interlink Books, co-sponsor of the event, will have books on Palestine and the Middle East for sale.

Wheelchair accessible

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