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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective



Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT


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About the event

Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective invites you to see this powerful and important film. Watch online, or come in person to our studio at 2750 Yemans Avenue. FREE OF CHARGE, but donations to Handala Coalition are welcome!

Our Statement of Purpose as a healing justice cooperative:

  • We embrace Iyengar Yoga as a practice for healing and collective liberation, by providing high quality, affordable classes that welcome all bodies.

  • We promote self-awareness to create a more just, discerning, and compassionate society.

  • We practice cooperative economics to align our values with the ethics of yoga.

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

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