Borders and Boundaries

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a wall with barbed wire on it against a sunset sky

This programme offers a contemporary informed gaze on borders the world over as they are drawn and challenged.

Marking the Fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago is an opportunity to contemplate borders and boundaries, then and now; physical, man-made ones and the way they have been accounted for, represented, challenged and transgressed in film.

Never ceasing to be topical, ‘borders’ have shaped people’s lives, formed and fractured communities, solidified and challenged ideologies.

Film, in its transient nature, is a fascinating medium to navigate those lines and diffuse them, be it on screen, in the production process and also through the experience of viewing on all sides of the divide.


photo of some gate in the desert

Podcast : Art of Change - Borders

In this episode of our Art of Change series, we explore films across frontiers, heading on a whistle-stop tour of some of the world’s hottest borders, from the Korean peninsula, to the Berlin Wall and the hinterland between the US-Mexico. 



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