Join us for a showing and discussion of the film “Disturbing the Peace” on Monday, Oct. 30 at 6:15 pm. at the NE Iowa Peace and Justice Center. The film is suitable for ages 16 and older and does include historical footage of battle scenes.. It is 86 minutes long. Although some knowledge about the roots of conflict is assumed, this is still a very good way to learn about this, and to view the story from different viewpoints.
The event is open to all, free of charge and will take place at the Center’s office and meeting place at 119 Winnebago Street in Decorah (just kitty-corner from Decorah Library). For more information, contact us at 563-382-5337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTURBING THE PEACE 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. DISTURBING THE PEACE 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. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.