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belonging

unRival Spaces: “Join or Die” with Pete Davis

Author and filmmaker Pete Davis joines our Creative Director, Billy Price, for a discussion about his film, "Join or Die"!
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arguments

unRival Spaces: Resisting Rivalry Burnout with Gena St. David

This transcript from a recent unRival Spaces event focuses on slowing down. Artisan of Peace alumnus Dr. Gena St. David and unRival Research Director Lyle ...
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documentary

The 2024 Justice Film Festival and The Film Lab Filmmaker Cafe

Billy Price reflects on the 2024 Justice Film Festival, The Film Lab Filmmaker Cafe, and the importance of fostering nonrivalrous spaces for filmmakers.
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Deconstructing Rivalry

The 2024 unRival Award Winner: “Join or Die”

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the first-ever unRival Award, "Join or Die"!​ The unRival Award is given annually at the Justice Film ...
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Artisans of Peace program

We Need Not Be a Hero: Lessons from Artisans of Peace

Reflecting on a recent Artisans of Peace gathering, Jason Ferenczi questions the hero narrative and discovers strength in interdependence.
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activism

Activism, Storytelling, and Burnout: A Conversation with Gareth Higgins

In this interview, Lyle Enright and Gareth Higgins discuss impactful storytelling, the myth of redemptive violence, burnout in peacebuilding, and how the intensity of our ...
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conflict

Peace is Possible: Overcoming Roadblocks to Positive Peace

Our free downloadable resource, “Peace is Possible,” summarizes years of research into the state of peacebuilding. It makes the case that community leaders have an ...
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Shimmers of Light in the Dark: An Interview with Andy Peterson

In this interview, unRival’s Research Director Lyle Enright talks with Andy Peterson about the often unjust landscape facing filmmakers who want to tell stories about ...
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"The Quiet Year," a storytelling game designed by Avery Adler.
Artisans of Peace program

Play, Peacebuilding, and “The Quiet Year”

Through playing the storytelling game “The Quiet Year” with peacebuilders at the Artisans of Peace retreat, Lyle Enright discovered the importance of creativity, strategy, and ...
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A collaborative art project created by Suzanne Ross and Iván Camilo Vargas at the Artisans of Peace gathering in Montreat, NC. The poem reads: Fear and beauty erupt as one. Ash merges with the land, Becomes better fruit. People move with the mountain. El miedo y la belleza estallan juntos. La ceniza se funde con la tiera, Se convierte en un mejor fruito. La gente se mueve con la montaña.
art

Moving with the Mountain

Suzanne Ross delves into the profound connection between people and their natural surroundings. Through a transformative experience with the Artisans of Peace, she collaborates on ...
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