Toolclip introductionIn this Toolclip you can explore the dynamic of stereotyping in a Muslim - Western context and then apply the insights to other areas within society. It provides you with one film clip, discussion manual and debrief questions to engage your students in short peer-to-peer dialogues.
Video summary: This clip introduces a group of four US American and four Moroccan students who will be traveling and living together for a period of time.
Possible points for discussion
- What are observations and value judgments about the two cultures, their own and the “other” that are identified?
- What are your thoughts where the ideas the characters mention come from?
- What are other forms of stereotyping that are hurting people within our society?
Detailed suggestions for how to use in class can be found in the facilitator manual. You may also find it helpful to learn about our educational approach.
This toolclip comes from our Study Abroad Toolkit, which was developed in partnership with the SIT Graduate Institute. The video is an excerpt of our feature film Crossing Borders (70 min) which explores the transformative impact of intercultural friendships on stereotypes and preconceptions.