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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by James Nugent



Jun 26, 6:00 PM EDT


J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH)

200 University Avenue, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1


Free Screening

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About the event

This is a free film event! Everyone is welcome. Come learn and discuss.

  • Location: RCH Room 301Time: 6pm-8:30pm

  • UPDATE: We originally planned on hosting this event outside on Tuesday, but will instead be holding this event Wednesday June 26th starting at 6pm in room RCH-301. Sorry for the confusion.

  • COVID19-masking is strongly recommended.

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

Indoor Event

Bring your own food

Wheelchair accessible


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