The Crossing Borders Films Trilogy
Our documentary trilogy brings diversity in our world directly to your doorstep. The films are designed by our partner Crossing Borders Films to initiate intercultural dialogues, practice communication skills and to deepen intercultural understanding.
Each film stands on its own focusing on interactions of youth from diverse cultural, ethnical and social backgrounds while bringing specific challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural communication into the foreground. As a trilogy they cover a wide range of topics and provide multiple authentic real life examples to deepen global awareness and intercultural skills.
They are developed for classroom, workplace or community. You can integrate them in academic curricula for cross-cultural trainings, in social engagement projects or personal development programmes. You can use them for screening events and open forum discussions.
Learning Areas: Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Awareness, Social Skills
Four Moroccan and four American university students travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering The Other, discover themselves. The relationships that develop through shared experiences, humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged disarm the supposed clash of civilization between Islam and the West.
Morocco/USA, 70min More info & trailer
The Art of Intercultural Communication
Learning areas: Communication Skills, Cross-Cultural Skills, Global Competencies
Four American and four Chinese university students travel together through Southwest China and Hong Kong. Their shared travel adventures, the emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences.
China/USA, 66min More info & trailer
Initiating Intergroup Dialogue
Learning areas: Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Social Justice, Conflict Mediation Skills, Civic Engagement
American Textures follows six young Americans of Black, White and Latino origin on a road trip through diverse communities in the southern United States to confront race through dialogue. The journey pushes them to risk sharing their own stories, struggles and hopes.
USA/UK, 78min More info & trailer
Our engaging and character driven documentaries support institutions to host powerful intercultural events that can reach the wider campus community, connect diverse student groups and interlink different subject areas.Arnd Wächter, Director CBE Trilogy
Individuals $19.95, One Time Screening $150, Annual License $250 Buy Films
More Intercultural Resources
We also offer tailored educational material and toolkits for classwork with excerpts from these films that focus on specific areas of intercultural communication and conflict mediation. Explore toolkits