A new feature-length documentary about women working for peace in Israel and Palestine
(Ottawa) September 18, 2013
Ottawa’s Kublacom Pictures is pleased to announce the world premiere of its new feature-length documentary film at the One World Film Festival on Thursday September 26th at 7:00pm at the Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Produced by Ottawa-based filmmakers, Ed Kucerak, Jane Gurr and Jith Paul, Partners for Peace, follows a delegation of women on their journey to Israel and Palestine. Under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, their quest is to learn about the decades-long conflict and to reach out in solidarity to women activists striving amidst the turmoil. The film takes us to the hot-spots of Israel and Palestine where we witness first-hand the struggles of those on the ground and meet a wide range of incredible grassroots activist women who are working across the divide to bring about peace. Confronted by the complex and brutal depth of the conflict the delegates are inspired by the commitment and sacrifices of the women they meet, and challenged to ask difficult questions of themselves, and of us all.
The 100-minute documentary, produced in collaboration with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, offers a rare window on the work of women at the grassroots in Israel and Palestine, doing the hard, often invisible and unreported work of building peace. Their efforts play outside governmental and international peace efforts, sharply contrasting and challenging those efforts by revealing the injustices of the current situation and bridging common ground between Israelis and Palestinians.
The film is narrated by actor Marisa Tomei.
Visit the website for more information about the film and to watch the trailer: www.PartnersForPeaceFilm.com
For screener copies of the film, a media kit, productions stills, or for advance interviews with the Director or Producers, please contact:
Jane Gurr, Kublacom Pictures
For advance interviews with the film’s subjects, please contact:
Rachel Vincent, Nobel Women’s Initiative