Disturbing the Peace

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN APKON & ANDREW YOUNG
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDREW YOUNG

Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. While based in the Middle East, Disturbing the Peace evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.

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Americanos

DIRECTED BY SUSAN TODD & ANDREW YOUNG
PRODUCED BY NICK ATHAS & EDWARD JAMES OLMOS 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: SHEILA NEVINS, LEA YBARRA, MANUEL MONTERREY
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY ANDREW YOUNG

Americans of Latino and Hispanic descent are transforming the face of America. Americanos celebrates this remarkable legacy, through the stories of some of the most compelling Latino-Americans alive today. The film explores their diversity and explodes the stereotypes along the way. Infused with the music of Carlos Santana, Tito Puente and others, Americanos is a soul-stirring chronicle of a people whose time has come. 

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Cutting Loose

DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY SUSAN TODD & ANDREW YOUNG
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: CHANTAL BERNHEIM, EVE VERCEL, ROBERT NADOR
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY ANDREW YOUNG 

New Orleans is a city where reality often takes a back seat to fantasy - where a stripper can become a Queen and a poor black man, a regal Indian chief. In this film we become intimate with a diverse handful of New Orleanians - rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight, sheltered and streetwise - for whom Mardi Gras is the ultimate fantasy. Through spontaneous verite scenes, we experience the passionate ordeal these people go through to cut loose during Mardi Gras. Generously spiced with music and humor, Cutting Loose is a veritable gumbo pot of unforgettable characters on an outrageous journey of transformation during this uniquely American ritual. Broadcast on Canal Plus/Arte, Smithsonian World.

 
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Children of Fate

DIRECTED BY SUSAN TODD & ANDREW YOUNG
PRODUCED BY ADAM FRIEDSON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ROBERT M. YOUNG
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY ANDREW YOUNG & ROBERT YOUNG

Children of Fate is a dramatic story of life and death spanning three generations in a poor Sicilian family. At the heart of the film is Angela, a gutsy survivor who struggles against an abusive husband and a life of poverty and crime to keep her family together. The film is a stark portrait of the culture of poverty, and of one family's inability to escape the powerful grip of the past on the present. Theatrical release and Cinemax broadcast.

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