May 9, 2018 –
May 9 , Wed., 6:30 – 8:30 pm Forbes Library, Northampton
Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants - Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian armed 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.
The film follows a group of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have laid down their weapons and are working together through non-violence to end one of the oldest, seemingly intractable narratives of our time. In the fertile grounds of compassion, Disturbing the Peace sheds light on something the mainstream media refuses to cover - that at some level, even as conflict among nations persists, peace already exists in the Middle East.
This is also the story of how they formed their organization, Combatants for Peace, in 2006 and what they are doing now. People involved in their recent Western Mass tour will be part of the post-film discussion. The new American Friends of Combatants for Peace will have a sign-up sheet to get involved in support of this group to do public education on nonviolence.