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”!

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.

The 2024 unRival Award Winner: “Join or Die”

The poster of the documentary "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 Festival to a film in any category which powerfully shows the beauty, difficulty, and value of pursuing justice and peace for all people through nonrivalrous and nonviolent ways of being.

Shimmers of Light in the Dark: An Interview with Andy Peterson

A film projector lights up the darkness. Photo credit: Jeremy Yap

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 peace and justice. Andy passionately creates and advocates for new ways of sustaining documentary filmmakers, so they can continue drawing hearts and minds towards a deeper vision of belonging.

A Journey of Faith and Struggle

As asylum seekers and migrants from Central America continue crossing through Mexico to enter the United States, unRival sits down to interview Producer Julie Mirlicourtois and Pastor John Garland on their new documentary film, ACROSS, the story of what happens when we set aside our politics and witness the humanity and faith of asylum seekers firsthand.

The Film Lab

The JustPeace Film Lab hosts filmmakers, students, and storytellers in a nonrivalrous space. Stepping back from competitive environments, participants celebrate the power of transformative, nonviolent storytelling together.