In a world torn by conflict and chaos, determined optimism can be hard to come by, but a new documentary tells the story of two groups of people who strive to challenge the status quo. “Disturbing The Peace” follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have come together to to found Combatants for Peace, a group dedicated to promote human rights and peace for all. They are the only bipartisan, non-violent activist group of enemy combatants working together in an ongoing armed conflict in the world today. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
The film is directed by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young. Young’s 1994 film “Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family” won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and later was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Apkon is best known as the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY; “Disturbing The Peace” is his directorial debut.
“Disturbing The Peace” will screen at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs from October 6 – 10. It is slated for a theatrical release, thanks to Abramorama, starting November 11.