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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Flame for a Free Palestine

In-person

When

Jun 18, 7:30 PM CEST

Where

Backhaus Projects

168 Weserstr., Berlin, BE, 12045

Price

$15.00 per person

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About the event

  • Doors open 7:00pm, film premiers at 7:30pm

  • We will prepare some Palestinian food, snacks, and tea to enjoy before and during the film <3 Feel free to bring something to snack on or share!

  • Ticket proceeds go directly to aid two families evacuating Gaza as well as a dear friend in Berlin who is a refugee from Gaza and recently lost her father.

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

Backhaus Projects was kind enough to host this documentary screening and I am so grateful! They are a truly community-focused cultural space located in Neukölln.

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