Where Olive Trees Weep ~ Film Premiere & Community Fundraiser

Friday 14 June | 7-9.30pm

You are warmly invited to a film premiere of Where Olive Trees Weep and community fundraiser for Palestine, in collaboration with SAND (Science and Nonduality). Experience the film’s transformative power by watching it with others.

No one is free until we are all free.

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 also watch Dr Gabor Maté support a group of women seeking understanding and healing and offer his insights into intergenerational trauma.

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?

At the screening, there will also be a commemorative alter, where you are invited to light a candle and say a prayer in honour of those killed or harmed in Palestine.

Film vision and fundraiser details

The global vision for the film is to inspire viewers to get involved — or deepen their engagement — in taking action for Palestinian freedom and for collective liberation. We do not know which actions will become a tipping point, or how our collective action may inspire others to get involved.

It is in this spirit that we invite you to take action in whichever way you can.

Click here to learn about 10 things you can do now to support Palestinian people – as suggested by SAND the film directors.

All proceeds and donations from this event will go directly to support the following grassroot organisations in Palestine:

Venue and ticket details

Tickets must be pre-purchased and are available online until 6pm on Friday. This allows for seating and event catering to be finalised. To reserve a ticket at the door (paid by cash only) please confirm via email here.

Time: Doors will open at 6.45pm. The film will start at 7pm, have a short interval and finish at 9.30pm.

Tickets: $25. Children under school-age may accompany you for free. On clicking the below button, you’ll be redirected to Kinema where tickets are purchased.

Film Length: 144 minutes

Supper: Chai and snacks will be available, for a cash donation.

Venue: St Christopher’s Memorial Hall, 120 Waddell Road, Bicton. Click here to see a map. The venue has disability-friendly access to the hall and toilets.

Chairs will be provided for everyone. A limited number of bolster cushions for floor seating (on the carpet) will also be provided. You are welcome to BYO low-backed chair or cushion for the floor.

Parking: There is free onsite street parking in Waddell Road and in the rear private carpark, accessible from Brown Road. Caffeine-free chai and snacks will be served, for a small cash donation.



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