WATCH: Stephen Apkon speaks about the “power of non-violence” and his new film “Disturbing the Peace”

"Salon’s Carrie Sheffield sat down with Stephen Apkon yesterday and to discuss his new film, Disturbing The Peace, which focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Instead of zeroing in on the conflict itself, the award-winning documentary follows Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have come together to challenge the status quo and say 'enough.' The film’s subjects become non-violent activists who work to change the roles society has given them.

While the film is based in the Middle East, its themes are universal. According to its trailer, Disturbing The Peace is a story of what happens 'when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us.'

Within the film and interview, Apkon emphasized having empathy for the other side. Putting yourself in your neighbor’s shoes, understanding where others come from and possessing the willingness to listen are more important today than ever.

'We are hoping to inspire a conversation, in which we are willing to make those hard steps in looking at the narrative, and taking responsibility for the world that we’re creating,' Apkon explained. ..."

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