This 58-minute long documentary film profiles a self-formed group of twelve ordinary women calling themselves “Zeitouna,”the Arab word for “olive tree.” These six Arabs and six Jews weave an unusual and intimate tapestry of sisterhood. Some are American-born, others are immigrants; one is a Holocaust survivor, another is a survivor of the Nakbah’s terror; their ages span 40 years. Filmmaker Laurie White, a founding member of Zeitouna, used her camera to chronicle the fragile process of the group's learning and dialogue on the Middle East conflict. The film does not attempt to answer questions of right and wrong, or how to break the current deadlock.Instead, it offers living proof of how the journey of personal discovery may pave the way to socio-political transformation and peace.  


  • Occurred Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, VA 22102


Sultana Parveen

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.