THE PEACEMAKER is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig’s isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.
THE PEACEMAKER has screened at premiere international documentary film festivals including Full Frame, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Ambulanté and DOC NYC. The film has won 4 Festival Awards: the Jury Award prize for the Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Competition at the 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival ( jury, prize and films in competition: http://bit.ly/2qQT76b) and a Special Jury Award for Vision and Storytelling at the 2017 Florida Film Festival, the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2017 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and the Rotary Service Above Self Award at the 2017 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. The film is supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent and the LEF Foundation.