MCC-Maple Woods explores Muslim-America relations in ‘Crossing Borders’

The media and internet cultures has pitted the attitudes of the “West,” represented by America, against that of Islam, with one eventually destined to overcome the other. But this portrayal of the relations between the millions of average Muslims and Americans may be completely wrong – just how DO these two groups interact in their normal, daily lives? How are their opinions of the other affected by the constant attention paid by the media?

Stop by MCC-Maple Woods from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Campus Center Arbor Room and find out what 8 young people have to say about the perceived divide. This event is free and open to the public, and is recommended for children age 12 and up.

“Crossing Borders,” a documentary by film maker Arnd Wächter, follows 8 average students – four from Morocco and four from America, as they explore their differences, similarities and their impressions about each other, as well as what they think about the “clash of cultures” so often portrayed in the media.

For more information, contact Chad Montuori at 816.604.3394.