The Program on Negotiation Film Series
and Religions and the Practice of Peace at Harvard Divinity School
Disturbing the Peace
A film screening and discussion with:
Co-Director, Disturbing the Peace
Professor James Sebenius
Harvard Business School
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Langdell Hall North, Room 225
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided.
About the film:
Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants – including Israeli soldiers from elite units of the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian rebel fighters – as they work together to challenge the unsustainable status quo of regional relations. The film follows their journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle against each other to finding commonality amongst themselves as participants in the conflict. Disturbing the Peace examines how this unlikely group of individuals have transformed themselves into activists for peace through their work at their jointly formed organization, Combatants for Peace. While focusing on the Middle East peace process, Disturbing the Peace has a universal message, inspiring all of us to become active participants in the creation of peace in our global and local communities.
About Combatants for Peace:
Combatants for Peace is a bi-national movement of Palestinians and Israelis who actively participated in the cycle of violence in the region, but have since chosen the path of nonviolence in promoting peace and co-existence. The movement holds nonviolent protests, educational tours of the occupied territories, in-house meetings, “learning peace” lectures, and facilitates meetings of activists throughout Israel and 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.
About Stephen Apkon:
Stephen Apkon is a filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Opened in 2001, the Jacob Burns Film Center has become one of the premier film institutions in the United States, with a Board of Directors that includes Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme, among others. Disturbing the Peace is his directorial debut.
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