Disturbing the Peace by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young (Israel/Palestinian Territories/USA, 2016, 82 min.). In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
In a place confronted by conflict, where people have abandoned the idea of peace, emerges the energy of determined optimism. Disturbing the Peace follows a group of former Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinians who fought against them—including many who served years in prison. The group, named Combatants for Peace, comes together in the name of peace, to say “Enough!” We follow individuals journeying toward a steadfast belief in non-violence and in each other. The film is a story of the human potential for hope and unity.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.
Women in Sink by Iris Zaki (Israel/UK, 2015, 36 min.). In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
In a small Arab-owned salon in the heart of the Haifa, Jewish and Arab women come to get their hair done. Director Iris Zaki takes a job as a hair washer at the salon so she can get to know women of one of the most integrated Israeli cities, and tell the story Israeli society through the eyes of its women.
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