Crossings Film Screening: Global Asias
Friday, October 13, 2023, 03:00pm - 05:30pm
Crossings: Transnational Feminist Solidarity for Peace in Korea & Beyond
Join us for a screening of Crossings (2021), a film documenting a group of international women peacemakers on a risky journey across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for an end to a 70-year war that has divided the Korean peninsula and its people. Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates like Leymah Gbowee and Mairead Maguire, and renowned activists like Gloria Steinem and Christine Ahn, the intrepid team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and organizers of the 2015 peace walk.
Friday, October 13, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall (4th Floor)
3:00-4:30 PM Screening of Crossings
4:45-5:30 PM Panel Discussion with:
Deann Borshay Liem (Director of Crossings)
Christine Ahn (Founder of Women Cross DMZ)
Aiyoung Choi (Board member of Women Cross DMZ)
moderated by Suzy Kim (Professor of Korean History)
Deann Borshay Liem is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian known for films that explore war, memory, family and identity including her landmark adoption films First Person Plural, In the Matter of Cha Jung Heeand Geographies of Kinship. Her work on the Korean War including Memory of Forgotten War, Crossings and the oral history project, Legacies of the Korean War, explores divided families and women’s role in peacemaking.
Christine Ahn is Founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. She is also co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute and the Korea Peace Network, and has worked with prominent women’s organizations such as the Global Fund for Women and the Women of Color Resource Center. She is the recipient of the 2020 US Peace Prize.
Aiyoung Choi is an advocate for gender equality, peaceful conflict resolution, and using art and culture to catalyze progressive social change. She is Chair Emerita of the Korean American Family Service Center, Founding Member of the Asian Women Giving Circle, and an organizational development consultant to nonprofits.
This event is sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures - School of Communication and Information - Korean Studies Gift Fund - Institute for Women's Leadership - Institute for Research on Women - Rutgers University Libraries - Global Asias – Department of History.