A documentary feature film co-produced by Ashtabula native Marcina Hale and her partner Steve Apkon will kick off the final day of Film Forum on the Lake, a four-Sunday independent films series at The Lodge and Conference Center in February.
“Disturbing the Peace” will be screened at 1 p.m. Feb. 26 in the ballroom theater. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the film, which runs 86 minutes.
The documentary is receiving world-wide recognition. It won the Ebertfest Humanitarian Award and Conflict and Resolutions award of the Hamptons Film Festival. Matt Fagerholm’sextensive review of the documentary is online here, at the Roger Ebert website.
“Disturbing the Peace” is a courageous and uplifting film that deservedly earned a rapturous ovation …”
The film 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. It 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, according to the producers.
The film is also scheduled for a screening at the Ashtabula Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 25. The library is located at 4335 Park Ave., Ashtabula.
Admission to the film at the Film Forum event is a donation.