Delivering Educational and Informative VHS and DVD's

Peacing it Together

Country Available: Canada

30 Teens, 7 Short Films, and 1 Dream of Peace
Matt Hays
, New York Times 

This movie will not make peace, but if it can affect some people s minds, it will be great
Nir Ayalon, Israeli Youth Participant / Filmaker

I wasn t actually ready to make a difference because I didn t even think that I could live with Israelis and make them my friends. But now I can Alaa Abu Dawoud, Palestinian Youth Participant / Filmaker.

A group of Israeli, Palestinian and Canadian teenagers converge on a secluded island off the west coast of Canada to participate in a unique peace and filmmaking camp. Organized by the Peace It Together Society, the three-week experience brought together bitter enemies from across the globe to a place where they learned to live and co-create in harmony.  During their course, they participated in dialogue sessions before being divided into small groups to collaborate on films about the Middle East conflict.  Through the lens of a camera they created seven short films that reflected their lives, fears, and hopes.

The Peacing It Together  2 DVD set contains the seven short films and a 29-minute documentary by award-winning filmmakers, Erik Paulsson and Nova Ami which follows several students on their remarkable and inspiring journeys of hope. Also included is an hour of additional footage, including workshops and interviews with the youths and comprehensive teacher's guide.

Disc 1:

Dcoumentary - 29:00 Minutes
Short Films - 37:00 Minutes
Student Interviews - 30:00 Minutes

Disc 2:

Extras Part A - 24:41
Extras Part B - 57:20
Includes Teacher's Guide

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2008 School Audience:
  • Secondary
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Social Studies - Global Perspectives
  • Social Studies - Comparative Cultures
  • World History
  • Visual Arts
  • Media Studies
  • Ethics
  • Psychological Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science
  • Middle East Studies
  • Current Events
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD