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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Lake Burien Presbyterian Church



Jul 18, 6:00 PM PDT


Lake Burien Presbyterian Church

15003 14th Avenue Southwest, Burien, WA, 98166


Free Screening

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About the event

This event is for the Lake B community, partners, friends, and those interested in learning about and exploring how we can respond to the current crisis in Israel/Palestine with compassion, justice, and the pursuit of liberation for all people. As a church community, Lake B exists to witnesses to the love of God for all people in word and in action. We want to share this film as a way for our community to go deeper and create space for lament, dialogue and reflection.

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

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