Film Showing April 3, 2017 (Greenfield, MA) - DISTURBING THE PEACE
We are excited to announce that the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will be screening this remarkable film!
DISTURBING THE PEACE
Screening + discussion with Paula Green & Stephen Apkon
MONDAY, APR. 3 - 7:00pm
Greenfield Garden Cinemas, 359 Main St (Greenfield, MA)
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DISTURBING THE PEACE is a film about the Combatants for Peace, a remarkable peace movement that Karuna Center has worked to strengthen since 2013. The film follows these former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.”
This film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists which led to their founding of Combatants for Peace. Although based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE is an experience that evokes universal themes relevant to us all.
It 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.
The evening will include a discussion with the following special guests:
Stephen Apkon is the director of the film! 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.
Paula Green is the founder of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Professor Emerita at the School for International Training, where she also founded its CONTACT Program, Conflict Transformation Across Cultures. Representing Karuna Center, she has co-facilitated 5 workshops for CfP in recent years.