DisOrient 2023

DisOrient 2023 Preview Screening - Crossings - Virtual

Expired February 27, 2023 7:59 AM
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If you want to learn more, please register for the March 1 at noonPT/3pm ET for the webinar hosted by Women Cross DMZ called “Laying Out a Roadmap for Peace in Korea in 2023.” They will discuss the current political context and geopolitical dynamics in Korea and the United States, how the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act provides a roadmap toward peace, and how you can take action.


In Crossings, a group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the demilitarized zone 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 Christine Ahn, the intrepid team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

Director - Deann Borshay Liem

Korea was divided twelve years before I was born. My generation and those after me have never known a united Korea. But the possibility of reunification is as fascinating as it is seemingly intractable. Investigating Korea’s partition is not unlike investigating my own internal bifurcation as a Korean and as an American. Born in Korea and adopted and raised by American parents in the United States, my life has also been dictated by the Korean War and decisions that were made taking me far from the land of my birth. The practice of international adoption is a legacy of the Korean War and I continue to explore the history and impact of that war. I am an active member in community organizations with long standing commitments to better understanding and resolving tensions in Korea and have incorporated that experience in my filmmaking

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    English, Korean
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Pacific Northwest
  • Director
    Deann Borshay Liem
  • Screenwriter
    Deann Borshay Liem, Chris Callister, Laurie Coyle
  • Producer
    Deann Borshay Liem, Ramsay Liem, Sarah S Kim
  • Cast
    Gloria Steinem, Leymah Gbowee, Mairead Maguire, Abigail Disney, Medea Benjamin, Christine Ahn
  • Editor
    Chris Callister, Hannah Choe