In Pursuit of Peace is a riveting 86-minute feature documentary film that makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict.
We follow four Canadian peacemakers as they take us inside the drama of their work in some of the word’s hottest conflict zones: land disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the civil war in South Sudan, IDP camps with displaced minorities in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, and stories of mediation in Darfur, Nepal, and Aceh. As we follow our protagonists, we share their challenges and their hopes as they work to create alternative responses to war and violence.
Their work is portrayed in the context of Canada’s historic role as a major contributor to UN-mandated military peacekeeping missions – a role which has been significantly reduced in the last 20 years.
In Pursuit of Peace is written and directed by Garry Beitel and produced by Barry Lazar.