While on the 9th of November in 2014, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was celebrated, walls seem to have re-emerged as a favourable policy to ward off migrants and possible terrorists. Today, there are 56 material barriers that have been placed on borders, and this number is still growing. Why is this happening today, in a world that was expected in 1989 to become more and more connected? In this education package, this issue will be addressed. In four lectures, you will watch the documentary Walls, discuss with your students the proliferation of walls worldwide, why these walls are being built and how people respond to them. In the final assignment, you will challenge your students to imagine a different world.
Our education package includes:
- The reader, containing materials for inspiring lectures, incl. multiple assignments and a list of further readings;
- The documentary WALLS (2015, 52 minutes) on DVD;
- Powerpoint presentation on a USB stick (70 slides) that serves as the backbone for your lectures;
- A license till March 31st 2019.
bridges | walls | human geography | America-Mexico
barriers | political science | divisions | conflict
us/them discourse | modern-day segregation
Walls; divisions in a globalising world
- 52 mns
- English, Spanish, Arabic spoken
- English subtitles
- ISBN: 978-90-826745-3-8
Have you purchased the education package and you would like to deepen both your own and your students’ knowledge? The author of this education package can be booked to present one or more of the lectures of the education package at your institute. The author can also be booked for a variety of guest lectures on other topics related to walls, specifically to Israel/Palestine.