Disruptors Fall 2017

Top talent from Hollywood and the entertainment industry join forces with communities from every walk of life to develop creative content that can help disrupt the polarization that feeds hate, extremism, and violence.

Why disrupt?

This is our voice. These are our stories. This is our America.

Extremists have made their home on social media. Sometimes it seems like online hate is everywhere. From the violent white supremacists in Charlottesville to ISIS, extremists pop up across the internet, claiming they champion the downtrodden and offering a distorted utopia based on hate. But they don't speak for us. And they certainly don't represent the views of the vast majority of Americans. It's frustrating to watch this hate and violence tear our country apart. Pitting communities against one another. Creating distrust. Ripping at the fabric of what it means to be American.

We're tired of being spectators to this debacle. Where is our voice? Where are our stories? How can ordinary Americans disrupt the narratives of violent extremists? The Disruptors has assembled some of the best screenwriters, directors, and producers to help. Stay tuned for your opportunity to join.

Disruptors Los Angeles

Four teams. 48 hours. Watch Muslim creatives retake their own narratives and compete for $5,000 and help in making their ideas a reality. Cast your votes online at https://www.joindisruptors.com.

Posted by The Disruptors on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On October 17, 2017, four teams of Muslim-American filmmakers pitched story ideas to a panel of Hollywood insiders in Los Angeles. Three of the teams received seed funding and support from a network of directors, producers, and others in the entertainment industry.


Skin is an immersive virtual reality experience designed to build empathy.


In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, an impressionable teenage girl named Molly must cope with the loss off her father who was gunned down by the assailants.

Shattered Lenses

Shattered Lenses is a web series that examines the role of individual bias and issues of identity in a conflict that breaks out on a college and explores the theme of how perspective ultimately fosters empathy.

RL (Real Life)

RL is an interactive web series that follows the life of Saleh "Sal" (17), a Lebanese-American gamer who participates in an online challenge where YOU (the viewer) get to decide his fate.
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