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DOC WORLD brings international documentaries from around the globe to a US audience. The films explore social concerns, cultural touchstones, political hot topics and environmental issues, revealing the commonalities and differences that peoples and cultures experience. Told with authentic voices, the series offers a unique and contemporary window into stories that surprise, inform and delight.

Crossings

1h 32m

A group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the DMZ between North and South Korea, calling for an end to the 70-year war that has divided the peninsula and its people. Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates and renowned activists, the team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

Episodes

  • Crossings: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings

    S6 E4 - 1h 32m

    A group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the DMZ between North and South Korea, calling for an end to the 70-year war that has divided the peninsula and its people. Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates and renowned activists, the team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

  • The Accused: Damned or Devoted?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Accused: Damned or Devoted?

    S6 E3 - 1h 15m

    Powerful cleric Khadim Rizvi has one mission: to preserve blasphemy laws in Pakistan - they prescribe a death sentence for disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad. He is running for the country's highest office to carry out his goal, silencing anyone who tries to change the law with death. The film follows the rise of Rizvi’s push for power as people who have been accused, are just pawns in his game.

  • Ganden: A Joyful Land: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ganden: A Joyful Land

    S6 E2 - 1h 18m

    Likened by Buddhists to the Vatican City, Ganden is considered the most influential monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. Monks lived in the monastery for more than 500 years before a brutal invasion drove them to India. GANDEN: A JOYFUL LAND is a look at the lives and remembrances of the remaining generation of monks to have studied at the monastery in Tibet where the Dalai Lama’s lineage began.

  • Keep It A Secret: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Keep It A Secret

    S6 E1 - 57m 14s

    In 1972, every international sporting event in Ireland was cancelled...except for one. Surf pioneers transcended The Troubles' hostilities to host the '72 Eurosurf Championship. The film recounts the inspiring story of the dawn of Irish surfing, revealing how the sport gave young people hope while forever changing their lives, and how their community would leave a lasting impression upon Ireland.

Extras + Features

  • Crossings | Women Cross DMZ: Leaders, Activists: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Women Cross DMZ: Leaders, Activists

    S6 E4 - 1m

    Meet the activists and leaders of Women Cross DMZ, an organization for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula. Executive director Christine Ahn, Gloria Steinem, Vana Kim Hansen, Kozue Akibayashi, Netsai Mushonga and other extraordinary women from around the world gather together to do a peace walk across the DMZ in 2015 with the power and influence of a women's movement in their minds.

  • Crossings | Joint Security Area: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Joint Security Area

    S6 E4 - 56s

    Located within Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is Panmunjom, also known as the Joint Security Area. Controlled by North Korea on the northern side and the U.S.-led United Nations Command on the southern side, the peninsula is divided here on the military demarcation line. The site has historical significance as it is where the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953.

  • Crossings | A Perspective on North Korea: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | A Perspective on North Korea

    S6 E4 - 35s

    Abigail Disney, a filmmaker and philanthropist, talks about what she sees during a tour of a North Korean kindergarten in Pyongyang. She and the other activists of Women Cross DMZ watch performances and play time by the young students but also witness the production that the children put on; the situation leaves them with mixed feelings as they know it is a complicated one.

  • Crossings | The Korean War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | The Korean War

    S6 E4 - 59s

    In 1910, Korea was annexed by Japan and occupied until the end of World War II in 1945. The Korean War began in 1950 with millions of civilians dying - the 1953 Armistice Agreement, signed by UN Command, North Korea and China, ended the battle but not the conflict. Today, as a result, the Korean peninsula remains divided between North and South by the demilitarized zone known as the DMZ.

  • Crossings | For Peace, Reunification and Uplifting Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | For Peace, Reunification and Uplifting Women

    S6 E4 - 1m 7s

    Christine Ahn, executive director of Women Cross DMZ, outlines the three goals of their 2015 peace walk. Ahn also shares the journey that she and the 29 women activists will take from North Korea to South Korea while meeting Korean women on both sides of the DMZ.

  • Crossings | The Fine Line Between North and South Korea: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | The Fine Line Between North and South Korea

    S6 E4 - 1m

    Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ talks about her position and portrayal on the peninsula in both North Korea and South Korea. As the executive director of the organization, her truthful words have been misconstrued no matter how cautious she has been. For Ahn and her fellow activists, this has been one of many hurdles in their mission for peace and reconciliation.

  • Crossings | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Trailer

    S6 E4 - 1m 33s

    A group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the DMZ between North and South Korea, calling for an end to the 70-year war that has divided the peninsula and its people. Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates and renowned activists, the team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

  • Crossings | Women Cross DMZ: The Origin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Women Cross DMZ: The Origin

    S6 E4 - 58s

    Christine Ahn, executive director of Women Cross DMZ, talks about the spark behind the organization and their mission. She explains the decision to do a peace walk from North to South Korea in 2015, and why Gloria Steinem and 28 other women activists from around the globe were specifically recruited to join them.

  • Crossings | The 1953 Armistice Agreement: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | The 1953 Armistice Agreement

    S6 E4 - 59s

    On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed by UN Command, the Korean People’s Army, and Chinese People’s Volunteer Army at Panmunjom - this ended the hostilities but not the war. Decades later, in 2015, the activists of Women Cross DMZ visit the site on their peace walk and speak about their frustrations as they witness the Joint Security Area shared by North and South Korea.

  • Crossings | Fear of War, Past and Present: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Fear of War, Past and Present

    S6 E4 - 44s

    While on their tour of North Korea, the activists of Women Cross DMZ are presented with a mix of theatrical performances. From singing to dancing and live music, the deeper message conveyed is one of violence during the Korean War when the North was attacked. As Gloria Steinem states, "this fear is being kept carefully alive."

  • Crossings | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossings | Preview

    S6 E4 - 30s

    A group of international women peacemakers sets out on a risky journey across the DMZ between North and South Korea, calling for an end to the 70-year war that has divided the peninsula and its people. Comprised of Nobel Peace Laureates and renowned activists, the team faces daunting logistical and political challenges as they forge a path with their Korean sisters toward peace and reconciliation.

  • Beyond the Lens with Mohammed “Mo” Ali Naqvi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beyond the Lens with Mohammed “Mo” Ali Naqvi

    S6 E3 - 3m 32s

    Mohammed "Mo" Ali Naqvi talks about his documentary, THE ACCUSED: DAMNED OR DEVOTED?, as a Pakistani, American, and filmmaker. The award-winning director and producer shares his journalistic perspective on Pakistan's blasphemy laws, the nuances of why they exist and how they're legally and justifiably used against its people, and the difference in media coverage by Western vs. Middle East outlets.

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