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Crossings: Women Across the DMZ

Mon December 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Crossings

After a whirlwind tour this year of 13 major showings at film festivals across the U.S., now it’s your opportunity to see this unique film. In Crossings, a group of international women peacemakers, (including renowned activists Gloria Steinem Korean American Christine Ahn, Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Mairead Maguire, former Army Colonel Ann Wright, and Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin) 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. The challenges the women face, the obstacles they overcome, and the solidarity and trust they build as they forge a path to peace with their Korean sisters, is an inspiring story of bridge building and collective action. This cinema vérité style film is framed with historic newsreels of the Korean War and punctuated with dramatic contemporary news coverage.

Overcoming numerous logistical and political hurdles the group ultimately crosses the DMZ, to be met by protestors who accuse them of being propaganda tools for North Korea. But their supporters outnumber their critics, as their South Korean counterparts join them for a peace walk along the border.

The heady momentum of their victorious crossing will soon collide with dramatic events: a change of course when newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-In holds talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inside the DMZ; a year of saber-rattling between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, followed by an unprecedented summit aimed at  denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an end to the Korean War. When talks fail at their follow up meeting, the promise of peace is shattered once again.

Undeterred, Women Cross DMZ expands their global campaign to educate and advocate for a peace treaty. Thousands join worldwide as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

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Sponsored by NE Korea Peace Campaign and MAPA.

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Date:
Mon December 19, 2022
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

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