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Art Creates Change - The screening for Crossings

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OCAD University’s Faculty of Art in partnership with the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival presents: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series:

Art Creates Change - 
Featuring : Deann Borshay Liem


Deann Borshay Liem, a Sundance Institute fellow, has worked in independent documentaries for over twenty years. Her films include the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (Sundance, 2000) and the award-winning films, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (PBS, 2010) and Memory of Forgotten War (with Ramsay Liem; PBS, 2015). As former director of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) she activated the work of racialized artists in public media.

Join us for the Canadian premiere of Liem’s film CROSSINGS, a documentary that follows a group of international women peacemakers who set 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.

Following the screening Deann Borshay Liem will be in conversation with Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ.


--- ​​​​​​Deann Borshay Liem Director Bio ---

Deann Borshay Liem has over 20 years’ experience working in the development, production, and distribution of independent documentaries. She is the producer, director, and writer of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (2000), as well as the award-winning films In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010) and Memory of Forgotten War (2015).

Program presented in collaboration with Reel Asian Film Festival

Event co-sponsors:

Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific StudiesKorean Office for Research and Education (KORE) at York UniversityCentre for the Study of Korea at the University of TorontoAsian Canadian Women’s AllianceKorean Professional Womens’ Association