Feature length documentary launched in February 2014
Partners for Peace is a full-length documentary film following Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Delegation to Israel and Palestine in 2010.
Directed by Ed Kucerak and narrated by Marisa Tomei, it follows Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire on a journey to learn about the decades-long conflict in the region. Partners for Peace 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. Confronted by the complex and brutal depth of the conflict, members of the delegation are inspired by the commitment and sacrifices of the women they meet, and challenged to ask difficult questions of themselves, and of us all. Activist Jaclyn Friedman, who sees great hope in the work of these women says, “These are women with ideas about how to get out of this mess . .. in reality there are almost infinite partners for peace, we’re just not asking the right people to the table.
On her way to the airport to join the delegation Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire was detained by Israeli authorities and deported. Ultimately, she was banned from entering Israel Palestine for 10 years for her participation in the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla in May and June of 2010.
The film made its U.S. premiere on 19 February 2014 at the DC Independent Film Festival and was screened at the One-World Film Festival in Ottawa in September, 2014.
Watch the full-length video on Vimeo here:
Find out more about the delegation here