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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Lake Burien Presbyterian Church

In-person

When

Jul 18, 6:00 PM PDT

Where

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church

15003 14th Avenue Southwest, Burien, WA, 98166

Price

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?

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

faith-center

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