Crossing Borders


Crossing Borders (Morocco, 2009) Crossing Borders is a seventy minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other.  Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes.


  • Facilitation of a post-screening discussion with the audience of students, faculty, members of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian associations, local community leaders, etc.
  • Access to an interactive website which connects the UNC campus to students and faculty of universities in the Muslim world (ex. Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, etc.)
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