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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Donna Nicolino and Winky Gordon



Jun 21, 6:30 PM EDT


Friends Meeting House

57 Hunting Lodge Road, Mansfield, CT, 06268


Free Screening

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About the event

Public community showing followed by discussion of how our faith traditions or personal belief systems address violence, trauma, healing and justice, and how we can actively bring this into the world. This event is being offered for free although donations are accepted.

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?




1h 44m




Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo


Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo, Finley MacNeil

Executive Producer

Ashira Darwish


Caroline Campbell, Maral Quttieneh, Nickoloz Kachibaia, Yasen Stoev

About the space

This event will take place at the Storrs Friends Meeting House. Light refreshments will be served. The space is handicap accessible.


Wheelchair accessible

Indoor Event

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