Throughout the world, issues of peace and conflict often occur at 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.

Our first film in the series, Transcending Boundaries: Perspectives from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (January 2011), was featured at The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in 2012, is included in course curriculum at several universities around the United States, and has been featured by the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Transboundary Protected Area Professionals Network. It was also produced in parallel with a Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment designed to make the complexities of the subject matter more approachable to a broader audience.

International Peace Park Expeditions (IPPE), the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS), and The Collaborative premiered this episode at The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in 2011.



Mar 14, 2012 – Transcending Boundaries premiered at the DC Environmental Film Festival (film page), hosted by the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  You can read a about the premier and panel discussion, here.


Cory Wilson – Director / Producer / Videographer / Editor

Alex DeTurk – Audio Engineer

Todd Walters – International Peace Park Expeditions

Megan Greeley