DISTURBING THE PEACE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with director Stephen Apkon
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and live music!
Dirs. Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young | Documentary | Israel / Palestine / U.S.A. | 2016 | 87 min.
In a place where hope of coexistence has been abandoned, communities born into discord begin to challenge that fate. Former enemies—Israeli soldiers from elite units, and Palestinian fighters—throw social norms aside in the name of a shared goal: peace. Each group agrees to meet the other, at first fearing for their lives. Over time, they realize they have more similarities than differences, and that waging war is no longer the answer. They form a movement, Combatants for Peace, to shine a light on nonviolent solutions and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict to the possibility of establishing lasting peace for all.
Winner of the Audience Award and Founders Prize for Best Foreign Documentary
at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS FILM
Stephen Apkon is a filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Disturbing the Peace is his directorial debut.
Thank you to the screening sponsor Mahsa Noble
Co-presented by We Stand Together / Estamos Todos Juntos!