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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Central Coast Friends of Palestine

In-person

When

Jul 18, 6:30 PM AEST

Where

Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corp.

6 Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach, NSW, 2257

Price

$6.70 per person

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About the event

Doors open at 6.00pm and film starts at 6.30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time to be present for a Welcome to Country and an introduction to the film. Our ticket price is in USD as that is the only currency that Kinema offers. With the current exchange rate (which may change slightly) this is approximately $10 AUD. The ticket price is split as follows: 10% to Kinema hosting platform, 45% to the filmmakers in licencing, and 45% will be donated to our local and Palestinian charities.

We are honoured to have Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corp host our event. The Centre operates as a strictly NO alcohol venue, but as some of you may be arriving directly from work you are permitted to bring any snacks or soft drinks to consume during the event.

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

Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corp is a safe and welcoming space.

The Corporation operates under a strict NO Alcohol policy which must be adhered to.

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