The fraught relationship between Israelis and Palestinians on the surface appears nowhere near reconciliation, despite various attempts by the United States and other countries to foster a semblance of peace between the two enemy combatants.

While ambitious tries at peace have thus far failed, there are pockets of peace emerging from the historic rivalry.

Look no further than a group of former fighters, both Israeli and Palestinian, who began as enemy combatants but later found it within themselves to become non-violent peace activists. Their collective story is told in Disturbing the Peace, a film directed by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young. A truly powerful film, it aims to inspire hope and catapult the region to a more peaceful future.

For those lucky enough to attend, the film will be screened at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The film essentially endeavors to convince people from the war-torn region and across the world to eschew conventional narratives of conflict and strive for something more meaningful, together.

Director Stephen Apkon, a founder of the Jacob Burns Film Center, will be on hand speaking to attendees about this extraordinary film. Don’t miss it!

Featured Photo: ‘Disturbing the Peace,’ a powerful, inspiring film about Israeli and Palestinian combatants who join forces to spread peace and hope, screens at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on May 9! Director Stephen Apkon (L), will be on hand to speak with audience members about this extraordinary film!

Disturbing the Peace will be screened at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. May 9.

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