Disturbing the peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know.

The movie challenges all of us to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for everybody. And that starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.


Awards and festivals

  • Best Documentary Foreign & Audience Award (Traverse City Film Festival)
  • First Ebert Humanitarian Award (Ebert Festival)
  • Conflict & Resolution Award (Hamptons International Film Festival)
  • Most Important Documentary (Cinema for Peace Berlin)
  • Official Selection Jerusalem International Film Festival
  • Official Selection International Film Festival & Forum on Human Rights
  • The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
  • Festival des Libertés (Brussels)
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

and more…


Disturbing the peace

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.