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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Nabillah Ismail

In-person

When

Jul 5, 6:00 PM BST

Where

Highfields Centre

96 Melbourne Road, Leicester, England, LE2 0DS

Price

Free Screening

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About the event

We invite you to join us at the Highfields Centre for the screening of "Where Olive Trees Weep." This poignant documentary delves into the harsh realities faced by Palestinians under Israeli occupation, highlighting their struggles and resilience. After the screening, we will host a discussion to delve deeper into the themes of the film and explore ways we can support Palestinian causes.

UPDATE - FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT:

Thank you for booking your place for the screening of "Where Olive Trees Weep" at the Highfields Centre. We are thrilled to announce that all the tickets were claimed within just two days of promoting the event, which shows the incredible interest and support in the community!

We want to extend a special thanks to the generous individuals who donated to make this event free for everyone. Their support has been invaluable in bringing this powerful documentary to you. If you find that you are unable to attend, please let us know by using this link https://forms.gle/SKRrG7WSMu9mR1Vp8 so we can offer your place to someone else.

Important information:

  1. Doors will open at 5.30pm. Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking if you are travelling by car as spaces are limited.

  2. Please bring along your booking email for quick registration. The film will start promptly at 6pm. We reserve the right to offer your ticket to someone else if you are late.

  3. We will have a short break after the film has ended and invite you to stay for the panel discussion which will delve deeper into the themes of the film and what we can do next as a community.

  4. Funds raised from this event will go towards Middle East Children's Alliance. The charity is providing emergency aid in Gaza including hot meals, hygiene kits, water, toys, medical supplies and more. Please consider donating what you would typically spend on a cinema ticket towards this cause using this link - https://secure.everyaction.com/P2P/L41t0naUUESu2R0bKJ6Imw2/bZbuATe9Ee-G1AAiSDLmsw2. Every penny raised will go directly towards MECA's vital work in Gaza.

As mentioned, the screening is free thanks to the donations from our community. We want to ensure that this collective effort does not go to waste and that everyone who wants to attend has the opportunity to do so - let us know if you can no longer attend.

Thank you once again for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Warm Regards,

Nabillah

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

community-center

Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible

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