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Disturbing the Peace
Directed by
Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young

USA / 2016 / 86

In English, Hebrew and Arabic

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Stephen Apkon
"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.
Director, producer Stephen Apkon is a filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. He is the Co-Producer of "Presenting Princess Shaw," directed by Ido Haar (distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media), Producer of "I'm Carolyn Parker," directed by Jonathan Demme and "Enlistment Days," also directed by Haar, and Executive Producer of "Planetary."

Director and cinematographer Andrew Young is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has received an Academy Award nomination, two Emmy Awards, seven Emmy nominations, and five awards at the Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury Prize. He has directed and photographed over a dozen documentaries, including "Children of Fate, Cutting Loose, Americanos, The Last Royals, Deadly Messengers, Lives in Hazard, Madagascar: A World Apart," and "Glacier Bay: Alaska's Wild Coast."

Producer(s): Stephen Apkon, Marcina Hale
Director(s): Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young
Cinematographer(s): Andrew Young
Editor(s): Ori Derdikman
Composer(s)/Music: Blake Leyh
Sound Designer(s): Paul Urmson
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