The Channel Foundation was delighted to announce the April 22, 2023, screening and discussion in Madison, Wisconsin, of a new documentary film, Crossings, about women’s leadership in the process of bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula and featuring long-time Channel partner Women Cross DMZ

The screening took place April 22, 2023, 6 pm, at the Marquee Cinema, Union South, UW-Madison, 1308 W Dayton St #245, Madison, WI 53715, and was co-presented by the UW Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD).  The screening was followed by a Q & A session with the director, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem, and Christine Ahn, Founder/Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, and was free and open to the public.

The info about the WUD screening at Union South can be found here.

In Crossings, a group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the demilitarized zone (known as the DMZ) between North and South Korea, calling for an end to a 70-year war that has divided the Korean peninsula and its people.  Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates and renowned activists like Gloria Steinem and Ahn, the intrepid team faces daunting challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation. 

Crossings is a powerful tool to educate audiences on the history of the unresolved Korean War, the role of women in forging peace, and the responsibility of the U.S. to negotiate a peace agreement with North Korea.  As Forbes magazine put it, “Crossings is an inspiring film about activism – in which a group of women set out to accomplish a seemingly impossible mission and, despite serious obstacles and setbacks, succeeds in making an important statement.” 

More about the film and past and upcoming screenings can be found here, and the film’s trailer can be seen here.