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

An audience in a movie theater.

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 convictions can be as much a curse as a blessing in our activism.

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.

Play, Peacebuilding, and “The Quiet Year”

"The Quiet Year," a storytelling game designed by Avery Adler.

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 play in peacebuilding.

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.