Borders and Boundaries
For our 2016 Spotlight, there was no issue more pressing or topical this year than that of borders. But as the refugee crisis continues to expand, these barriers are failing. We are witnessing the largest human migration in history. And this is only the beginning.
Coupled with the ideas of physical borders, is more the more difficult to establish notion of boundaries. The places we draw off in our mind. What is right or appropriate? Is it a good idea to jump off of a cliff, build a time machine, or consign our fellow humans to epic suffering? Whether we choose to transgress established concepts (time and space), or trespass on forbidden territory (the Chernobyl exclusion zone), it is an ongoing process of negotiation.
Films featured in Borders and Boundaries include: