For the characters living in the dystopian world created by Divergent author Veronica Roth, the phrase "Faction Before Blood" is a way of life.

But what does it really mean to be a part of a faction? Roth, along with the stars of the highly anticipated movie adaptation, explain the idea of living a certain lifestyle that corresponds to the five factions introduced in the novel in an official and newly released clip from Summit Entertainment.

"At some point in everybody's life, you have to decide if you're gonna stick with the way you were raised or listen to your own internal compass?" Roth asks.

The book describes five factions—Amity, Candor, Erudite, Abnegation and Dauntless—or ways of life, and as actress Shailene Woodley, who plays the main character Tris, explains, "In the Divergent world, once you leave the nest, there is no going back."

Woodley adds, "These paradigms of thinking—compassion, honesty, intelligence, selflessness and bravery—represents society."

Meanwhile, Theo James, who takes on the role of Four in the movie, further explains, "After so many years of war and pain, humanity has a reached a time where the only way they perceive themselves to survive is to create a new system of democracy, and that is splitting ourselves into five different ways of thinking—five factions."

Watch the clip to hear more and to see footage from the film!

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