National Archives at Kansas City

Disturbing the Peace Film Screening and Discussions

National Archives at Kansas City

February 1, 2017


For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

The National Archives at Kansas City, in collaboration with a group of Kansas City organizations and civic leaders, have united to bring a thought-provoking film and panel discussion to the region.

On Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m., Disturbing the Peace, a film that follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison, will be screened at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Following the screening, the film’s directors, producers and cinematographer, along with members of Combatants for Peace (featured in the film), will take the stage for a panel discussion. Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased through the Kauffman Center.

In addition, on Thursday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m., the panelists will come together again for a free program about creating peace out of conflict at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. The conversation will feature clips from Disturbing the Peace. While this event is free and open to the public, registration is requested.

Disturbing the Peace ( view the film’s trailer) 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. The movie will challenge attendees to understand the narratives they live within, to look at current roles in society and decide what role they will play in creating a more humane world. The film reveals the transformational journeys of the former enemies — from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists — leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. For more information about the film, the combatants and the filmmakers, visit

The screening and public discussions are presented in partnership with A Great Collaboration, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Park University, Rainy Day Books, and Reconsider, with additional support from the Welch Family Foundation.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit   

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