Bridging Conflict With Business in the Middle East.
The details behind this beautiful global citizen story of business bridging conflict is narrated by our friend David in the short story that LonelyLeap helped us document.
The details behind this beautiful global citizen story of business bridging conflict is beyond inspiring. The story behind the production of our sandals are based on a cross border collaboration between Israel and Palestine.
When David first shared this story two years ago while he was living in Israel, his desire was to personally document the story behind our sandals and let us package and distribute this footage as an Apolis film. As we all know simple sounding plans aren’t always as easy to execute, so fast forwarding two years we have now been able to combine David’s footage with Lonelyleap’s recent footage from their late May 2013 travels and we are so privileged to share an inspiring untold story of our sandal being a cross border collaboration between Israel and Palestine.
Most people are just merely under the impression that there is no connection or collaborations between these two conflict states based on the fact that there is so much propaganda displayed by the media all based on hate & violence ... HOWEVER ... we've peacefully been collaborating with our West Bank partners for over 8 years now.
Our Middle Eastern project is a testament of two truths: The world is getting smaller and friendship can transform communities regardless of political restrictions.
Watch Apolis’ film that shares the amazing story of us working together for five years through online communications before we actually met face to face.