Mark Gerzon is author of THE REUNITED STATES OF AMERICA on which the film is based. Director Ben Rekhi says “Mark is considered a godfather of this bridge-building movement. What we tried to capture in the film is that divisions are not just outside of us, they’re inside each of us, and we all have a role to play in reuniting the country.” Founder and President of the Mediators Foundation, Mark has advised many organizations including the US Congress, multinational corporations, and UNDP. He is one of the key architects of the field of global leadership and an experienced peace-building facilitator. The author of numerous other books, including LEADING THROUGH CONFLICT and GLOBAL CITIZENS, he is dividing his time between international leadership workshops and building a transpartisan movement in the USA. Mark has spent the last two decades working on the ideological frontier between Left and Right and across a wide variety of efforts to deepen dialogue across the political spectrum.