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Published on Nov 30, 2009
Nov. 18, 2009: Visions & Voices presents Communication Across Borders: An International Dialogue
November 9, 2009, marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Choreographer Nejla Yatkin was a teenager in Berlin living with the reality of the divided city. She experienced the threat of conflict between East and West and saw the world open up when the wall went down. The event will include a screening and short performance of a contemporary dance piece by Yatkin that reflects and subverts the interaction between individuals and the emotional impact of barriers. Following the presentation, Carola Weil, Annenberg associate dean for planning and strategic initiatives, will moderate a discussion with Yatkin and Annenberg faculty members Sandy Tolan, Josh Kun and Roberto Suro. They will focus on the challenges and opportunities of communicating across boundaries - cultural, disciplinary, and physical - from the Berlin Wall to the U.S.-Mexican border and the fence between Israel and Palestinian territories. Organized by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles.