Masterpeace brings people together to overcome dividing barriers with music
Masterpeace is a worldwide peace organization that brings people together through art. To celebrate the 2014 International Peace Day with a big concert, Masterpeace invited artists from conflict-affected areas to perform together on one stage.
In this short documentary, people living in these conflict-ridden areas of the world are all faced with barriers. These physical, psychological and political walls separate individuals and families. Whether they are built by the people themselves or by the government, these barriers all have one thing in common: very seldom do they make people’s lives better. To illustrate MasterPeace’s goal, we brought people from both sides of the border together to play music. While the concert was a large scale event, this film has a more personal and intimate approach.
We filmed on the borders between Ireland and Northern-Ireland, India and Pakistan and Israel and Palestine. Directors Martijn de Jong, Thijs Schreuder and Lennart Verstegen felt it was very important to convey the tension that one feels on these boarders and to show how exceptional the moment was for these musicians. Channel STER was so amazed by the video when we launched it, that MasterPeace was offered 3 free minutes to broadcast this film during primetime.