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 Campuses, Film Festivals and Inter-Cultural Conferences (Please google the university or conference to find out logistic details about the events.)
  • 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
  • Spring Semester 2011: screenings at universities and civic centers across the US
- Fall screenings schedule(from melibeeglobal)

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")