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Building Peace in a Violent World: Film Screening and Discussion

Fragile Island of Peace - One Nation’s Journey Past Violence
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:00pm
First Parish in Waltham, 50 Church Street, Waltham, MA
Open to Public: 
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Attendance Fee: 
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Event Description: 

This film screening and discussion will be a chance to think and talk about what it takes to achieve peace in this violent world. Acclaimed local filmmaker Jamil Simon presents scenes from his upcoming feature documentary, Fragile Island of Peace. Filming took place in Burundi, Central Africa in the winter of 2015, detailing the complex story of how this country emerged from a 12-year civil war utilizing a radical technique in peace building. Featured speakers will include Liz McClintock, Managing Partner at CMPartners and lead trainer for the peace building project in Burundi. The film and discussion will explore how a decade of peace building efforts are affecting the course of current tensions, and demonstrating the value of non-violent solutions to conflict worldwide. Liz will also share insights on how peace building is done. To view the trailer for this film, click here.

Please note: Snow Date is February 5.