The Peace Tree is a 2005 family film written and directed by Mitra Sen, produced by Sandalwood Productions in association with Harmony Movement and CBC.
The Peace Tree tells the story of two little girls, one Muslim and one Christian, who dream of celebrating each other’s festivals, Christmas and Eid. But when they share their dreams, they are met with resistance from their parents who express their concerns. Through their struggles, they create a unique symbol -- The Peace Tree, a tree that highlights the symbols from all our cultures and faiths to reflect the beauty of "diversity in unity". The Peace Tree shares the voices of the children who try to enlighten their parents to the importance of sharing and celebrating diversity together.
The Peace Tree has been invited to over 50 film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival and received twelve international awards.
The film has triggered the creation of Peace Trees internationally and the proclamation of Peace Tree Day on June 1, 2006 by Mayor David Miller in the City of Toronto. In 2007, York Region, York Regional Police, York Region District School Board and the City of Windsor proclaimed Peace Tree Day.