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CROSSINGS

USA202294 minutesEnglish, KoreanCanadian PremiereDocumentary, Women Filmmakers

In a crucial feminist interrogation of inter-Korean politics and U.S. imperialism, Crossings follows international women activists attempting to cross the 38th parallel, demanding an end to the ongoing Korean War. With incisive style, Deann Borshay Liem documents the Women Cross DMZ movement—including Christine Ahn, Leymah Gbowee, and Gloria Steinem—as they undertake a precarious peacemaking journey.

Weaving interviews with modern and archival footage, Liem exposes the lingering scars of the so-called Forgotten War and the complexity of the political landscape left in its wake. Women Cross DMZ’s struggle to navigate conflicting political interests, including the movement’s own controversial racial and national politics, lays bare the frustrating and arduous nature of collective action. 

With rare attention to the intersections of gender and war, Crossings offers not a romantic fairytale but a reckoning with the moral ambiguity of past and present —and dares to look to the future with hope.

 

– Blythe Shulan Hunter

 

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2022
Hawai’i International Film Festival, 2021
Asian American International Film Festival, 2022

Director Bio

Deann Borshay Liem

Deann Borshay Liem has over 20 years’ experience working in the development, production, and distribution of independent documentaries. She is the producer, director, and writer of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (2000), as well as the award-winning films In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010) and Memory of Forgotten War (2015).

10 Nov, 2022 7:00 pm

The screening for Crossings will be shown at OCADU Auditorium and it will be free on a first come first serve basis. This feature film will also be shown as a ticketed free online screening from Nov 14 – Nov 20.

FREE ONLINE TICKETS

Rating

RATED PG

CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of war and armed conflict

Accessibility

Available captions will be updated closer to the festival dates.

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Q&A: CROSSINGS

Immediately following the in-person screening of CROSSINGS, join filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem, documentary subject Christine Ahn, and moderator Min Sook Lee for a post-screening reception with complimentary refreshments in the Lambert Lounge, adjacent to the OCADU Auditorium screening room.

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