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Disturbing the Peace (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2016 (USA)
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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...

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We Shall Be Free

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Israel | Palestine | USA

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English

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10 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,333, 18 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,688, 18 November 2016
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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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15 October 2017 | by joanandpeterSee all my reviews

The film is about former enemy combatants--Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestine fighters, many who have served years in prison--who have joined together to challenge the war mentality and say "enough". Their journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists lead to the creation of Combatants for Peace. Although the film deals primarily with the Israel-Palestine conflict, it's application is really universal. It is quite magnificent and we got to dialog with Stephen Apkon afterward, via Skype. He is an incredible human being, an inspiration to me. The film has wide distribution throughout the world and hopefully will become a template for the human race moving toward a peaceful co-coexistence. I highly recommend it and will see if I can buy it from Combatants for Peace.


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