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?
We invite you to a join us for a special screening of Disturbing the Peace. From enemy combatants to peaceful warriors, Disturbing the Peace chronicles the transformation of individuals into the nonviolent peace activists they are today. See this inspiring narrative of finding peace in turbulent times and join us for a conversation on how to build a free and secure world.
After viewing the film, audience members will join in on a discussion with two of the organization members and the film maker.
About the film:
Disturbing the Peace follows the story of former enemy combatants—Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters—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.
The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them—Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many other whose names we don’t know. The movies challenges all of us —to understand the narratives we live within to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.
To watch the trailer and for more information, please visit: http://disturbingthepeacefilm.com/
Sponsored by NYU Tisch Department of Art & Public Policy and NYU Leadership Initiative with support from the Tisch Institute of Performing Arts (IPA).