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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...
Preview screening of this film #ebertfest 2016. This film was just finished and according to co-director Stephen Apkon, the film was completed at this time, because Chaz Ebert asked to see it to host it at Ebertfest 2016. Apkon's co-director and the film's cinematographer, Andrew Young, echoed the film's amazing point: many of the people in countries at war often don't have the hate for each other, that is the fodder for the media feeding frenzy, and political leaders who gain power from conflict and death.
Two principals in the film, a Palestinian, Suli, and an Israeli, Alon, are in attendance and along with the filmmakers, received the Roger Ebert Humanitarian Award. Please check out their social media sites, Combatants for Peace on Facebook and elsewhere. The people of this movement have and are changing the world. See more »
War ... what is it good for?
You know the answer. Absolutely nothing ... and yet still even within a country you have people fighting each other. And how is it possible? If you brainwash people enough, if you tell them at school, at home, but especially from the head of state, that the "others" are the enemy, they are objects to be destroyed ... and when you see the news and think "an eye for an eye", then you get into a death spiral that is almost impossible to escape.
While the recent actions from USA (or rather the current President Trump), did nothing to help the situation - quite the opposite happenned with their actions ... people within the country, Palestinians and Israelis try to find a way to each other. I had heard from an organization that tried to bring victims together. So parents who lost their children, either by a terrorist attack or by the army, are not out for revenge, but try to break that cycle.
Whatever your take and whoever you think is in the right overall, the right thing would be to bury the hatchet. But the big question is how to do it? And is it possible for this movement to achieve what politics were not able to do? We will see ... and let's hope it does. For the people who live there foremost and have to endure this ...
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