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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Maggie Smith



Jun 30, 7:00 PM MST


Himmel Park

1000 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ, 85716


Free Screening

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About the event

Under the desert stars of Tucson comes a filmic event sponsored by Palestinians, Jews and our allies across Southern Arizona. Inter-generational and united in solidarity for our siblings overseas, this is a free event where all donations go to helping Palestinian equality and freedom. The film will start promptly at 7:50 pm Arizona Time to allow time for a sundown prayer.

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

A beautiful park in central Tucson, easily accessible by car, by bus or by foot, we are a free and time-honored venue in town.


Outdoor event

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