Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church in Montrose will host a screening of the documentary "Disturbing the Peace" in Fellowship Hall on Friday evening, September 8. This is Jeanne's announcement:
We had a good group that enjoyed “The Great Dictator” earlier this month. The depth of insight into darkness beneath the humor truly shows Chaplin’s genius.
Our next film will be a documentary about a more contemporary topic. “Disturbing the Peace” It presents hope and possibilities for solutions to and age old conflict, that many see as inevitable, between Israel and Palestine.
Please Gather to watch this film with us, in the hope that we may be Inspired to Act to build peace locally and globally. It sounds like a tall order. There’s a better chance of having that happen if we meet and work together.
The doors at Crescenta Valley UMC, 2700 Montrose Avenue, will open at 7. Film at 7:30. See you then.
The official trailer for the documentary "Disturbing the Peace," released last November.
The more I read about "Disturbing the Peace," the more eager I am to see it at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church this Friday.
The movie's website says that the title was inspired by the charge in the arrests of two organizers at the end of a nonviolent protest by dozens of Palestinians and Israelis filmed for the documentary that "included families, puppets, a small marching band." What was the peaceful demonstration actually disturbing, besides the status quo of the occupation?
Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie 100% on its Tomatometer and an Audience Score of 67% liking it. Runtime is 82 minutes.
Greetings friends, Don’t be fooled by the title. “Disturbing the Peace” is more about letting go of assumptions that war is inevitable. The Israeli Palestinian conflict is a prime example of an endless war that defies resolution, yet former fighters from both sides have joined together to work for peace. What makes a soldier give up the battle? How do enemies become friends? The documentary describes the dramatic personal journeys of soldiers and suicide bombers and how they began to see the humanity in each other.
We hope you’ll join us this Friday night at Crescenta Valley UMC, 2700 Montrose Ave. to see this remarkable story unfold. Come and be inspired by hope that the impossible may be possible. Doors open at 7. Film at 7:30.