Where Olive Trees Weep is a film which portrays the struggles and resilience of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. It explores themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice. The film has an online premiere from June 6-27, 2024 and will be shown at Radius Art Space in Hepburn on Sunday June 23rd.

The film follows the lives of people involved in and affected by the current conflict in Gaza – Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Darwish, grassroots activist Ahed Tamimi and Israeli journalist Amira Hass. Canadian-Hungarian physician, Dr. Gabor Maté, with his special interest in childhood development and the lifelong impacts of trauma on physical and mental health, offers trauma-healing work to a group of women affected by imprisonment.

Through the veil of oppression, we catch a glimpse of the resilience of the Palestinian people who have suffered through decades of repression.

The screening of Where Olive Trees Weep is a joint venture between Yandoit Cultural and Radius Gallery in Hepburn Springs. This non-partisan event is an opportunity to better understand the background to current hostilities in the holy land.

Radius which isn’t a professional cinema but they have a great projector, screen  and sound system.  Seating is a on a first come basis but if you need something specific reach out and they will try to accommodate your needs. There is wheel chair access but let them know in advance. Attendance is capped at 40 people. They may do more screenings if there’s demand.

There will be Palestinian food to share before the film. Feel free to bring something to contribute. You can also bring along Drinks / Snacks / Pop-Corn etc.  Free tea and coffee will be available if you want to linger and chat after.

Contributions are welcome. Money raised will go towards Palestinian refugees and reconstruction of Gaza.

Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024,
Time: 5pm for a simple meal and 6pm for film screening
Venue: Radius Gallery, 76 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs
Cost: $15 per person. Donations will go towards Palestinian refugees and reconstruction of Gaza.
Tickets: kinema.com/events/where-olive-trees-weep-jzksw9


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