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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by LeidenForPalestine



Jun 26, 7:30 PM CEST


Wibar Leiden

39 Willem Barentszstraat, Leiden, ZH, 2315 TZ


Free Screening

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About the event

Join us in witnessing the resilience and hardships of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. "Where Olive Trees Weep" is a profound documentary that explores loss, trauma, but also resilience and healing. We witness, reflect on, and discuss the current situation in Palestine together, and look for change. English subtitles.

Event Participants

Thomas Hofland


Eman Khasawneh

Dr. Christian Henderson

Leiden University Lecturer

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

We will offer some free drinks and fresh watermelon (BDS-approved)! Alcoholic drinks are for sale at the bar. Fairtrade Palestinian products will be for sale.


Indoor Event

Alcohol for sale

Wheelchair accessible


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