Disturbing the Peace

2016 | USA | NR | 82 min.


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Film Info
Section:Foreign Official Selection: Documentary
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Release Year:2016
Runtime:82 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Stephen Apkon
Andrew Young
Produced by:Stephen Apkon
Cinematography:Andrew Young
Editing By:Ori Derdikman


What happens when enemy combatants—raised to hate and harm one another—lay down their weapons and say, “Enough?” This question lies at the heart of a transformative documentary about former elite Israeli and Palestinian soldiers who unite under a common banner to protest the bloodshed that has traumatized both of their countries. Directors Steve Apkon and Andrew Young use gripping footage spanning multiple decades to poignantly illustrate the suffering and loss both sides have endured. This footage takes on deeper meaning when the filmmakers interview the members of Combatants for Peace, a group of former soldiers who advocate for healing and life-saving love. As both Israelis and Palestinians share the deeply moving experiences that opened their eyes to the humanity of the opposing side, the film’s soaring spirit will make you believe—as they do—that reconciliation is possible, one day. In Person: Director Steve Apkon; Israeli and Palestinian ex-combatants.