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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Annabelle Saleh

In-person

When

Jul 16, 6:00 PM AEST

Where

126A Gladstone Ave

126A Gladstone Avenue, Northcote, VIC, 3070

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

Black Spark is an independent volunteer-run bookshop, gallery, music and community space in Northcote, Naarm, dedicated to creativity, learning and liberation.

We are delighted to be screening the Documentary -Where Olive Trees Weep-

While dissenting opinions about politics and ethics continue to spark outrage and protest around the world, the Benazzo's documentary focuses solely on the human hardship and suffering of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

The intention is to hold space for the community and come together on common ground. Join us for a warm and candle lit evening, some refreshments, zataar, manaeesh and snacks will be provided.

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

Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible

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