Our session was described as follows: “Muslim”, “Israeli”, “African”, and “American” – the labels that we use to describe others come with heavy baggage and a tremendous burden.
As an educator, I believe that intercultural experiences have an important role to play in a world situation that is – to say the least – very confusing. This year, 2011, marks a decade since the tragic events of September 11. Today’s undergraduate college students were eight to twelve years old in 2001 and consequently have spent their intellectually formative years with post-9/11 media coverage, little of which addressed the need for intercultural understanding.
Here is a list of screenings of the award winning documentary “Crossing Borders” by Arnd Wachter for fall 2010.
Missy Gluckmann interviews Arnd Wächter, Director of the film “Crossing Borders” (April 2010).