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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Blooming Lotus Psychotherapy

In-person

When

Jun 21, 7:30 PM EDT

Where

Mississauga Valley Community Center

1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Program Room 1, Mississauga, ON, L5A 3R8

Price

$20.00 per person

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About the event

The purpose of this event is to hold space together as a community while experiencing a film created to broaden the understanding of the situation in Palestine, along with the cycles of trauma that perpetuate it.

A group discussion will be facilitated after the screening and light refreshments served.

Your contributions will support planting olive trees in Palestine, humanitarian aid in Gaza and trauma healing in Palestinian communities.

Please note that ticket prices are is USD.

Doors open at 7:30pm and film screening will begin at 8pm.

For any questions email tala@bloominglotus.ca

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

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