Inventing Peace, a new project with Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders has made two short films to accompany the release of his and Mary Zournazi’s brand new book, Inventing Peace.

The Red Bench

Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception is a new book co-authored by internationally renowned German film director, Wim Wenders, and philosopher and writer, Mary Zournazi, and will be published by I.B.Tauris at the end of August.

Taking the unique form of a written dialogue, the book offers a personal and reflective response to the fundamental question, ‘What is Peace?’ and has evolved from discussions Wenders and Zournazi have held over the past 10 years, initially sparked by the Iraq War crisis in 2003.

To accompany the book’s release, Wim Wenders has made two short films (War in Peace and Invisible Crimes) on the subject. These films are designed to complement the book and will only be viewable at (live on 30th August) with the use of codes printed in the book.

‘Reading this book brings a sense of enormous privilege – the privilege of overhearing a conversation between two voices of profound seriousness and imagination.’
Rowan Williams
‘Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi take us on a compelling ride of speculations, memories, and startling insights.’
Paul Auster
‘A very rich and powerful book.’
Alphonso Lingis
‘This amazing book – through poetry, films, paintings and human wisdom – calls us all to open our hearts to moments of communion and unity.’
Jean Vanier

Wim Wenders and Mary ZournaziWim Wenders is a German film director, producer, photographer and writer. His groundbreaking 3D film Pina was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Documentary in 2012. Wenders is President of the European Film Academy. He teaches film as a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

Mary Zournazi is an Australian writer and philosopher. She teaches in the sociology programme at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Top photo: ‘The Red Bench’, Onomichi, Japan, 2005. Photograph by Wim Wenders.
Author photo: Courtesy of Lian Lunson.


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