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  • Crossing Borders Education
    • Arnd Wächter, Managing Director
  • Michigan State University(co-producer)
    • Dawn Pysarchik, Project Coordinator & Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
    • Brett Berquist, Executive Director, Office of Study Abroad
    • Peter Briggs, Director, Office for International Students and Scholars

Film Makers

  • Film Director: Arnd Wächter, managing director of Crossing Borders Education ( and director of the feature documentary The Dialogue
  • Director of Photography: David Nelson, filmmaker, professor at New York Film Academy.
  • 2nd Unit Director/UPM: Troy Hale, filmmaker, professor, Michigan State University

Film Advisory Board

We are pleased to have the following individuals on our national advisory board to provide guidance to the project:

  • Mark Bauman, SVP Content Development, NG Mission Programs, EVP National Geographic Television
  • Marlene Johnson, Executive Director and CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Carola McGiffert, President, 100,000 Strong Foundation
  • David Nelson, Professor of Directing, New York Film Academy
  • Nancy Schafer, Independent Film Consultant
  • Craig Shealy, Executive Director, International Beliefs and Values Institute
  • Andrea Swift, Chair, Documentary Department, New York Film Academy
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