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Disturbing the Peace

Wednesday, February 15
5:30 p.m.

Director Level Sponsored Screening

Disturbing the Peace
Director: Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young
2016/USA/83 minutes
English, English Subtitles


A moving documentary about a group of former Israeli and Palestinian combatants who renounce violence and together use peaceful activism to push toward the ever-receding goal of peace.

This powerful film follows a group of former Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinians who fought against them – including many who served years in prison for terrorist activities. The “Combatants for Peace,” a group of Palestinians and Israelis working together to promote human rights and peace for all, are the only bi-partisan, nonviolent activist group of enemy combatants working together in an ongoing armed conflict in the world today. They are an inspiring modern day example of the importance of using nonviolent solutions – even in the most contentious of situations. A story of the human potential for hope and unity.

Disturbing the Peace inspires us to take responsibility for our participation in perpetuating societal structures that no longer work and invites us to reconsider our narratives as we ask – “what kind of world do we want to live in, and what kind of life do we want to create?” Disturbing the Peace has screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, Ebertfest, where it won the Roger Ebert Humanitarian Award, and the Traverse City Film Festival, where it won Audience and Best Foreign Documentary Awards. Denver Premiere.