Disturbing the Peace (2016-Israel/Palestinian Territory/U.S.-87 min.) directed by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young
***Co-Sponsored by Bentley’s Office of Sustainability***
In a world torn by conflict -in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned-an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them? [This] 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 film] follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison - who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.
Monday, April 1 at 6:30pm
Wilder Pavilion, 165 Adamian Academic Center, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452