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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Solidarity Screening

In-person

When

Jun 23, 2:00 PM CEST

Where

Wurzner Str. 1

1 Wurzner Straße, Leipzig, SN, 04315

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

Solidarity Event for Palestinian ResistanceJune 23, 14-24h, W1, LeipzigJoin us on June 23rd at W1 in Leipzig to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance. In a city marked by neocolonialism and white supremacy, it's crucial to unite against oppressive structures and foster community care.We gather as forces with people of SoliCrew Leipzig, Political Magic, Students for Palestine, JID and Sharp Knives from Lisbon. Together, we aim to create hope towards an anti-colonial world, despite the traumatizing environment we live in. There will be a screening of "Where Olive Trees Weep", DJ Sets and Concerts, Food & Drinks, Panel Discussion and a Fire Space. This event is for those directly affected, witnesses, learners, and anyone seeking ways to contribute. Together, we'll grieve, co-regulate, share resources, remember and support each other.

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

There will be food and drinks available.

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