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Where Olive Trees Weep

Hosted by Jagdeep Rana



Jun 25, 6:30 PM AEST


HOTA, Home of the Arts

135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217


Free Screening

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About the event

To our Gold Coast community, please join us for a night of screening the film "Where the Olive Trees Weep". The film gives background to the current crisis in Palestine/Israel. If you wish to stay for the short Q & A at the end, we will be answering questions on how to be more involved with actions, cultural education and activism participation, as well as conversations on a free Palestine and what that means.We will be hosting this event FREE to our indigenous people and discounted tickets to single parents/concession/pension and group attendance

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

Our space is being hosted at HOTA, Gold Coast Home of the Arts. Parking on site, bar and food available through the HOTA facilities. Wheelchair access.


Wheelchair accessible

Indoor Event

Food for sale

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