A Feature Documentary Film
Directed by Arnd Wächter
Inspired by Morocco Exchange*
"The film Crossing Borders is a truly powerful tool to think beyond borders."
Missy Gluckmann, Founder of Melibee Global
"The film makes you want to get up and be proactive."
Kelsey Binne, Student at NVCC
"The film is designed to empower youth by deepening intercultural empathy and initiating student dialogues."
Arnd Wächter, Director Crossing Borders
"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced - even a proverb
                   is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it" John Keats

Screening Calendar

Screenings of “Crossing Borders” at following Campuses, Film Festivals and Inter-Cultural Conferences:

  • Oct 15th, 2010 – Merrimack College, Andover (with the film director)
  • Oct 18th, 2010 – Alfred University, NY
  • Oct 19th, 2010 – Rochester College, OH
  • Oct 21st, 2010 – Wittenberg University, OH
  • Oct 26th, 2010 – University of Iowa, IA
  • Oct 26th, 2010 – NAFSA conference in New Orleans, LA (with the film director)
  • Oct 28th, 2010 – Utopia Film Festival, MD (with the film director)
  • Nov 1st, 2010 – Georgia Tech University, GA (with the film director)
  • Nov 2nd, 2010 – Tufts University in Boston, MA
  • Nov 5th, 2010 – NAFSA conference in Detroit, MI (with the film director)
  • Nov 8th, 2010 – NAFSA conference in New Brunswick, NJ (with the film director)
  • Nov 8th, 2010 – KNOX College in Galesburg, IL
  • Nov 9th, 2010 – North Central College in Naperville, IL
  • Nov 9th, 2010 – George Washington University in Washington, DC (with the film director)
  • Nov 10th, 2010 – NAFSA conference in Providence, RI (with the film director)
  • Nov 11th, 2010 – NAFSA conference in Richmond, VA (with the film director)
  • Nov 15th, 2010 – University of the South in Sewanee, TN (with the film director)
  • Nov 17th, 2010 – Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX (with the film director)
  • Nov 17th, 2010 – University of North Texas in Denton, TX (with the film director)
  • Nov 19th, 2010 – Film Fest MESA in San Diego, CA (with the film director)
  • Nov 30th, 2010 – University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC
  • Dec 5th, 2010 – Findhorn Foundation in Forres, Scotland/UK (with the film director)
  • Dec 10th, 2010 – University Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Dec 12th, 2010 – American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Mar 17th, 2011 – James Madison University in Harrisonburg (with the film director)
  • Mar 23rd, 2011 – TCU in Fort Worth, TX (with the film director)
  • Mar 28th, 2011 – TTU in Lubbock, TX (with the film director)
  • Mar 30th, 2011 – Swarthmore College, PA (with the film director)
  • Apr 1rst, 2011 – College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (with the film director)
  • Apr 4th, 2011 – Baldwin College, VA (with the film director)
  • Apr 5th, 2011 – VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA (with the film director)
  • Apr 7th, 2011 – Boston College, MA (with the film director)
  • Apr 14th, 2011 – SIETAR Conference, Denver, CO (with the film director)
  • Oct 25th, 2011 – NAFSA Conference in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 25th, 2011 – Brescia University College, London ON (with CB facilitator)
  • Nov 1rst, 2011 – Shenandoah University (with the film director)
  • Nov 6th, 2011 – NAFSA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 9th, 2011 – NAFSA Conference in Reno
  • Nov 14th, 2011 – University of North Carolina, Charlotte (with the film director)
  • Nov 15th, 2011 – Merrimack College, Andover (with the film director)
  • Nov 15th, 2011 – Webster University, St. Louis MO (with CB facilitator)
  • Nov 16th, 2011 – Purchase College SUNY, NY (with the film director)
  • Nov 16th, 2011 – Stephen F. Austin State University, TX (with CB facilitator)
  • Nov 17th, 2011 – College of Staten Island CUNY, NY (with the film director)
  • Nov 18th, 2011 – NYO New York University, NY (with the film director)
  • Jan 25th, 2012 – DePaul University, Chicago
  • Sept 1rst, 2012 – ISNA Film Festival, Washington DC
  • Sept 19th, 2012 – Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (with CB facilitator)
  • Nov 12th, 2012 – SE Missouri State University
  • Nov 13th, 2012 – St. Thomas University, Florida
  • Nov 14th, 2012 – University of Toledo, OH
  • Nov 14th, 2012 – University of Minnesota, South Minneapolis
  • Nov 15th, 2012 – Park University, Parkville, MO
  • Nov 15th, 2012 – University of California, Merced
  • Nov 16th, 2012 – Rollins College, Florida
  • Jan 30th, 2013 – Kankakee Community College, IL
  • Apr 4th, 2013 – University of Notre Dame, IN (with CBE facilitator)
  • Aug 29th, 2013 – Washington State University, Washington
  • Oct 22nd, 2013 – University of Victoria, Canada
  • Nov 11th, 2013 – American University of Armenia, Yerevan Rep. of Armenia

The Students Today

Please find below a brief overview of what students are doing today.

  • Kimberly:
    lives in New York City, USA
    graduated and works for an education program with the YMCA
  • Hamida:
    lives in Rabat, Morocco
    graduated and works for the British Council
  • Deanna:
    lives in Washington/DC, USA
    graduated and works as a para-legal for a non-profit law firm
    is planning to enter law school in Fall 2011
  • Manal:
    lives in Tanger, Morocco
    graduated and got married
  • David:
    lives in Brooklyn, USA
    graduated and develops his acting skills and philosophical wisdoms
  • Rochd:
    lives in Casablanca, Morocco
    graduated and entered a Masters program
    visited Tim on his semester abroad in Cairo
  • Fatah:
    lives in Sale’, Morocco
    continues being an active member in the Youth Project in Sale’
    was selected by the UN to be a trainer for projects in Turkey, Jordan
  • Tim:
    lives in Washington/DC, USA
    spent a semester studying Arabic in Cairo
    graduated and entered a Master program in Arabic studies at Georgetown University

International Film Festivals

“Crossing Borders” was selected at following festivals:

  • Illinois International Film Festival 2009 (Winner: “Best International Feature Documentary”)
  • Honolulu Film Festival 2010 (Winner:”Gold Kahuna Award”)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2010(Selected for educational screenings across Greece funded by the Greek Ministry of Education.)
  • DocMiami International Film Festival 2010 (Official Selection)
  • Awareness Festival 2010
    (Official Selection)
  • Charlotte Film Festival 2010
    (Official Selection)
  • FILManthropy Festival 2010
    (Official Selection)
  • Kids First Film Festival 2010
    (Official Selection)
  • Utopia Film Festival 2010
    (Winner: “Utopian Visions Award”)
  • Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival 2010 (Official Selection)
  • Los Angeles Global Film Festival 2010 (Winner: “Best Documentary”)