Throughout the world, issues of peace and conflict often occur at political and other artificial borders. Transcending Boundaries is a documentary series that explores the different contexts in which man-made borders and the conflict that surrounds them impact human communities.
The most recent episode, Perspectives From The Central Albertine Rift Transfrontier Protected Area Network, turns our focus to East Africa, to the intersection of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. It explores the geographic, socio-political and ecological issues of the region through a diverse range of stakeholders, each of whom play a critical role in conservation within this biodiversity hotspot. It also discusses the impact of insecurity in the region and the ongoing collaboration to improve transboundary environmental conservation.
International Peace Park Expeditions ( peaceparkexpeditions.org ), the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security ( uvm.edu/ieds ), and The Collaborative ( thecollaborative.net ) premiered this episode at The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationals Capital ( dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org ) in March of 2013.
You can also watch the previous episode here: thecollaborative.net/transcending-boundaries/