DISTURBING THE PEACE

With the associations COMBATANTS FOR PEACE and B8 OF HOPE

4 October 2017 at 19:30

Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

With:
Stephen Apkon (Réalisateur)
Marcina Hale (Réalisatrice)
Suleiman Khatib (Activiste)
Chen Alon (Activiste)

 

The documentary Disturbing the Peace, the screening of which will be followed by a Q&A session with two protagonist-activists, is a true concentration of hope and humanity. It presents the extraordinary work of the NGO Combatants for Peace, composed of Palestinians and Israelis who actively participated in the cycle of violence in the region, but have since chosen the path of non-violence in promoting peace and harmonious co-existence.
 
The NGO holds nonviolent protests, educational tours of the occupied territories, in-house meetings, “Learning
Peace” lectures and meetings of activists in Israel and in Palestine. Combatants for Peace strives for the end of the occupation and opposes any form of violence on either side, calling for the recognition of a dialogue between partners.
 
Disturbing the Peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of combatants for peace.
 
Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities.