Film Showing November 1, 2016 (Amherst, MA) - DISTURBING THE PEACE
We are thrilled to present this event with Amherst Cinema!
DISTURBING THE PEACE
TUESDAY, NOV. 1 - 7:00pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St (Amherst, 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.
Stellan Vinthagen is a professor of sociology, a scholar-activist, and the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He co-facilitated a training in nonviolence for CfP in August with Paula Green of Karuna Center.