Crossings airs nationally on WORLD as part of its Doc World program series beginning July 23, 2023 at 10 p.m. ET to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice.
Simultaneously haunting and inspiring, the film focuses on women impacted by the Korean War, as well as the determination of women to create peace on the Korean Peninsula.
There will be a special pre-broadcast stream on July 22 for 70 watch parties planned nationwide. For those who want to host a watch party, we’ve prepared this step-by-step planning guide to help you set the scene and inspire a lively discussion.
Sign up to receive updates about the broadcast, as well as access to a 30-minute pre-watch party Zoom with Deann Borshay Liem, the director of Crossings, and Christine Ahn, the lead organizer of the peace delegation and co-founder of Women Cross DMZ. The pre-watch party Zoom will also be an opportunity to connect with other hosts across the country and share your inspiration for getting involved.
Invite your guests two to three weeks before your party. Use this sample text:
Please join us for a watch party for Crossings, the award-winning documentary film about 30 international feminist peacemakers who travel to North Korea to cross the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea to call for an end to the Korean War.
Download this graphic and include it with your invitation.
Watch party hosts can use this link beginning on July 22, 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET. Make sure to sign up for access to the pre-watch party Zoom greeting with Deann Borshay Liem and Christine Ahn, Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ.
The WORLD Channel broadcast will begin streaming on the same link on July 23, 10 p.m. ET.
Yong Shin, chef and partner of the beloved Brookly Korean restaurant and karaoke hub Insa, has created two special menu items to bring some Korean flavor to your event. The following recipes will connect you to the Korean Peninsula before division, and to a future defined by the peace we truly believe is possible.
It’s likely that your guests will have a lot to say after watching the film. Still, it’s always a great idea to have a few questions in your pocket to guide the conversation. Given the depth of emotion viewers may feel, we recommend “warming up” with a question to the group, inviting them to just speak one word or phrase out loud: How are you feeling right now?
Then, if needed, use the following questions to prompt deeper discussion.