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Movie Screening in New Hampshire

American Friends of Combatants for Peace wants to invite you to be involved in the Combatants movement! One of the easiest ways to do this is to organize a movie screening of Disturbing the Peace in your community and skype in two of our amazing Combatants. Below is the letter from the organizers of a recent screening in New Hampshire, reflecting on the experience:

Dear Sulaiman and Chen,
The nine of us who organized the December 3rd showing of Disturbing the Peace at Red River Theater in Concord, New Hampshire want you to know what a powerful contribution you made to the success of our event. The theater was completely filled. (We actually sold more tickets than the theater had seats.) Attendees represented a broad spectrum of backgrounds, beliefs, and political positions regarding Israel-Palestine.
Everyone was swept up by the drama that unfolded. For 85 minutes, nobody stirred. People stopped eating their popcorn. Every set of eyes was riveted on the movie.
Afterwards when the two of you appeared on the screen, the audience burst into enthusiastic and sustained applause. Your presence, and your comments, made your stories even more real, poignant, and inspirational for all of us. People walked out of the theater with looks of dazzled amazement on their faces. Several said watching the movie and “meeting” the two of you was a transformative experience.
Please know that you and your fellow Combatants are having a significant impact in this little corner of the world. You are helping to change the nature of the conversation that people in central New Hampshire are having about Israel and Palestine. We look forward to spreading your message of healing and hope throughout the entire state.
WIth deep gratitude and admiration,
NH Friends of Combatants for Peace
Joel Berman
Elissa Barr
Roslyn Block
Roberta Brayer
Nancy Jo Chabot
Pamela Englander
Pat Kalik
JoAnn Meyers
Emma Rouse