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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 86 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2016
Available in French: No

In a world torn by conflict - in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned - an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?
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. DISTURBING THE PEACE 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. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world. 
"A tremendous achievement - a stirring and profound film that chronicles the noble efforts of Israelis and Palestinians to realize their common humanity, to break the horrendous cycle of violence and move toward peace. We, people of every nationality, need to see it, think about the individuals who expose themselves to us, and be drawn into the indispensable process of wrestling with our own vengefulness in order to transcend our lesser selves."
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University

DVD Features
SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and scene selection.



Best Documentary, Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival
Conflict and Resolution Award, Hamptons International Film Festival
Humanitarian Award, Ebertfest
Screened at:
Jerusalem Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Boston Jewish Film Festival
The Big Muddy Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

  - NY Times article
vimeo.com/181970796 -  interview with film's director           
- CNN interview with participants of the film
01reconsider.businesscatalyst.com/assets/Haaretz.pdf - Article in Haaretz


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