Three countries. Six nationalities. One film.
"The Peace Between" explores how unlikely friendships can begin and can continue to grow. We meet three Europeans who have had displaced people come into their country and their lives. And we meet the people who have traveled thousands of kilometres to seek sanctuary in Europe. These are friendships that grew in spite of huge differences.
The short film presents three real relationships, though they are not necessarily models to copy since every friendship is unique. We hope that, by looking at this film, there will be opportunities for honest reflection and discussion about how we all feel about displaced people in our communities. We have provided this discussion guide to help facilitate the conversation.
Viewing asylum seekers through the various lenses of politics, humanitarian need, economic problems or security concerns is valid. This film invites you to pick up a new lens: relationship. It reveals the miracle of friendship stretching beyond vast differences. "The Peace Between" is an opportunity to “meet” real people, both Europeans and those that our cultures call ‘foreigners’ and to be challenged by how we can be a neighbour to one another in spite of barriers.
The goal of this project is bigger than just a film. The project envisions that you will provide an intentionally safe space for people to react to the film. The objective is for people to respond honestly to the film’s content by sharing about experiences, hopes and concerns. You will find some materials on this site that can help you create a safe space for people to share very different reactions, to discuss freely, and to intentionally listen to one another.