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NIC to screen Crossing Borders

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November 13, 2012 · 2:51 PM
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Join North Island College’s Global Learning Initiative and North Island College International for a screening of Crossing Borders at the Stan Hagen Theatre on NIC’s Comox Valley campus on Nov. 15.

Crossing Borders is a documentary that follows four American and four Moroccan university students as they travel together through Morocco.

The film follows their process of discovering “the other” which indirectly leads them to discovering themselves. Through discussion, students confront the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed contrast sharply with the stereotypical media-portrayed views that Americans and Muslims have of each other.

“The film is a cross-cultural tool that is designed to empower viewers by: heightening awareness of hidden preconceptions; supporting the development of intercultural empathy and critical thinking skills; and initiating dialogue between different cultures,” writes director Arnd Wächters.

Following the screening, there will be a student-led discussion offering viewers an opportunity to expand on issues addressed in the film.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the community and donations to the NIC Global Learning Initiative will be gratefully accepted.

For further information, contact Susan Auchterlonie at 250-334-5271 or visit www.nic.bc.ca.

— North Island College