Peace of Mind: Coexistence through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens is the title of the first film in a series on conflict resolution to air throughout this academic year. Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the series will include films offering graphic insights into conflictual situations in many contexts. The objective is to use the arts, in this case film, to amplify the understanding of potentially violent disagreement and ways to resolve it for lawyers and others working within and among communities.
HLS Professor Robert H. Mnookin, chair of the PON Steering Committee, will introduce the film and lead a discussion of the issues raised by it.
Peace of Mind was produced by Global Action Project, a media arts organization that provides training in video production and new media technologies for youth, both locally and internationally. The film is part of the Common Ground Film Series of films and TV programs organized by Search for Common Ground. The Common Ground Film Series is designed to demonstrate, in informative and entertaining ways, that workable solutions can be found to contentious problems. Search for Common Ground, in partnership with the European Centre for Common Ground, is an international non-profit peace and conflict resolution organization. Its goal is to transform the way the world deals with conflict — away from adversarial approaches towards cooperative solutions.
The film will be shown on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hauser 102. Popcorn and drinks (classic movie fare) will be provided gratis by PON. All members and friends of the HLS community are welcome.