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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Highland-Palestine

In-person

When

Jun 21, 7:30 PM BST

Where

Victoria Diamond Jubilee Hall

Hermitage Street, Evanton, Scotland, IV16 9YG

Price

$13.00 per person

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About Where Olive Trees Weep

The film gives background to the current crisis in Israel/Palestine and brings to light the lives of people we met on our 2022 journey in the occupied West Bank. Their universally human stories speak of intergenerational pain, trauma and resilience. We hope they touch your heart, stir compassion and understanding, and give rise to a pursuit for justice. For without justice, peace remains an empty slogan.

Cinema can be a powerful force for change. Our aim is, beyond mere education, to truly move hearts and minds and inspire audiences to echo the calls for freedom, equality and dignity that have gone unanswered for far too long.

The film is our modest contribution towards our dream for an end to the occupation in Palestine, the attainment of equal rights and fair treatment for Palestinian people, and the spreading of healing for all intergenerational cycles of trauma in the region.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 also witness Dr. Gabor Maté offer trauma-healing work to a group of women who were 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?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TICKETS:

The tickets for this event will be sold via Kinema. Kinema can't change their currency to GBP so unfortunately, USD is the only available option. We checked and most banks will usually charge a small fee of 2.99%, so if the ticket is USD 13, you'll pay around USD 13.40. In GBP that will amount to aproximate £10.46 . We want to make sure you are aware of any additional costs as most of you will be paying in GBP. If you have any questions please let us know.

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

There are toilets on site including an accessible toilet. There is also a disabled access which is on our side entrance just off the main door on chapel road.For the cinema and accessibility: We offer a front row of seats with no steps, specifically for those who are disabled or cannot walk up stairs. Wheelchairs can be placed in the front of the hall. We also have ramped access at the side entrance. We accept registered guide dogs.You can take in your own food, this is restricted to juice and snacks.* We will able to provide tea and coffee on the day on a donation base. *There is limited parking on chapel road. There is no car park at the hall. Please ensure that any parking in the road near the Hall does not inconvenience those living nearby and does not prevent access by emergency vehicles or residence driveways or block any junctions or corners. If you can there are two free public car parks on Balconie Street, the hall is a 5 minute walk from there.

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