Disturbing the Peace

A Special Screening of the 2017 Louisville Jewish Film Festival

Disturbing the Peace
Directed by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young

Thursday, February 23, 7 pm

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$8.50 in advance and for Speed Members/$10 at the door/$6 for students

This compelling documentary follows former 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.” Representatives from both sides join together to form Combatants for Peace, a nonviolent group that uses dialogue and the arts to find compassion and empathy to work towards their goal of ending the conflict. Winner of Ebert Humanitarian Award; nominated for best documentary at Jerusalem Film Festival. 2016, U.S., DCP, 87 minutes. Recommended for 13+.

Co-sponsored by Speed Art Museum, Louisville Jewish Film Festival, and UofL’s Middle East & Islamic Studies, Hillel, and Jewish Studies.

Following the film there will be a moderated discussion, led by Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, the JHFE Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at UofL

Ranen Omer-Sherman is the JHFE Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville. He is the author or editor of five books including Diaspora and Zionism in Jewish American Literature (2002), Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert (2006), The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2008), Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture (2013), and Imagining Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature and Film (2015) as well as numerous essays on Jewish writers. He was a founding member of a desert kibbutz and served as a combat soldier in the IDF in the 1970s.

Transportation by van will be available for $5 per person. It will depart the JCC at 6:15 pm and return following the film and discussion. Reservations for the shuttle van can be made by contacting Marsha Bornstein at 238-2731 or mbornstein@jewishlouisville.org.