Film for Thought: In Conversation with Deanne Borshay Liem

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Women Cross DMZ’s Christine Ahn was proud to join Deann Borshay Liem, Mimi Han, and Ann Wright for the Film for Thought series presented by the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities as a part of the Hawai’i International Film Festival! These incredible women. Moderated by Vernadette Gonzalez, Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the panel discusses the film Crossings, directed by Deann Borshay Liem, that tells the story of Women Cross DMZ’s historic crossing of thirty women through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. Each panel member played a key role in the organizing of the crossing and in the documentary.

The film not only depicts the organizing process to conduct a peace walk, cross the DMZ, and then meet with South Korean officials, but also shares how South and North Korean woman have always been fighting for peace and reconciliation, if not reunification.

This talk featured a Q&A with live viewers and dives even deeper into the process of making the 2015 crossing happen as well as making the documentary about it.