The Formers are a group of former extremists and activists brought together by Google Ideas, to initiate a global conversation on how best to understand and prevent young people from becoming radicalized and how to de-radicalize others who are currently engaged in violent extremism.

In 2011, members of this collaborative project came together for a ground-breaking summit in Dublin.

Across the Pond were asked to produce a powerful and emotive video to open the summit. Creating a narrative from interviews with the Formers, and we illustrated their words using expressive motion graphics.

We also made a closing video for the event, in which the Formers reflect on their experiences at the Summit Against Violent Extremism, and what comes next for the movement.