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.
"Vital, absorbing...inspiring portrait."
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"This fresh and intimate documentary by a first-time director and his veteran partner has changed the world I know. Some stories we inherit. Some stories we invent ourselves. We live in these stories. Change those stories and we change our world."
Ben Cheever, Roger Ebert Film Festival
“I want to live in the world you guys are creating.”
"A tremendous achievement - a stirring and profound film that chronicles the noble efforts of Israelis and Palestinians to realize their common humanity, to break the horrendous cycle of violence and move toward peace. We, people of every nationality, need to see it, think about the individuals who expose themselves to us, and be drawn into the indispensable process of wrestling with our own vengefulness in order to transcend our lesser selves."
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
"Critics' Pick...Their stories are compelling and persuasive..."
Andy Webster, The New York Times
"A deeply-moving, powerful film with an inspiring message...The film offers us a glimmer of hope at time when the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace look so bleak. This is essential viewing for educators, activists, and anyone concerned about this tragic conflict."
Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, & Israel Studies, Co-Director of Middle East Center, Northeastern University, Author, Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
"The film is a space for listening, for trying to understand."
Diana Clarke, The Village Voice
"By focusing on combatants from both sides who came together to bring about change, Disturbing the Peace is a rejoinder to pessimism, delivering a message of hope..."
Stephen Mayne, Under the Radar
"A moving documentary...potent and earnest."
Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
"A fresh and thoughtful look at a conflict few of us fully understand...This is essential viewing for anyone wanting to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a human perspective, but also as a testament to the human capacity to forgive and the need for empathy."
Alan Berry, Critical Movie Critics