DISTURBING THE PEACE
Directed by Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young
Category: Documentary Feature
Run Time: 87 min
Synopsis: DISTURBING THE PEACE is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.
"Effectively illustrates the universality of suffering by juxtaposing the stories of people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." --Matt Fagerholm, www.rogerebert.com
"The film is a space for listening, for trying to understand." --Diana Clarke, Village Voice
Screenings: WINNER: Humanitarian Award, Ebertfest; Audience Award for Best Documentary, Traverse City Film Festival; Conflict and Resolution Award, Hamptons International Film Festival; Most Important Documentary of the Year, Cinema for Peace; Best Documentary, Big Muddy Film Festival. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival