Border Crossings is a timely series of events running through the entire festival programme, asking how literature and the arts break through the barriers that separate nations and cultures. The 2019 programme includes two series of films examining cultural and political boundaries, and those who seek to cross them.
Co-produced by Speaking Volumes and Lucy Hannah, as part of the Your Local Arena series. In partnership with the British Council
The BBC’s Arena documentary series, launched in 1975, is one of the world’s most acclaimed TV film series focused on the arts. This selection of five films from the Arena archives (1975–2011) highlights documentaries that cover writers and other cultural figures who contributed to breaking cultural barriers in their lives and work.
European border crossings
Ranging from the early 20thC to the present, these films make connections to classic European literary authors as they consider issues ranging from migration to the refugee crisis. In partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago