I want to thank you again for your patience while we complete Geographies of Kinship. We are making good progress, though it is taking some time to edit because of the complexity of the story and the volume of footage. This month we are completing character assemblies and we expect to have a rough cut of the entire film by this summer. See some photos from the editing room below, including just a few of our binders full of translations and transcripts!
An unexpected opportunity came up to document a historic journey by 30 international women leaders, including Gloria Steinem, Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland), Christine Ahn, Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and others as they cross the DMZ from North to South Korea calling for an end to the Korean War and peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula. I have long been interested in making a film about the DMZ and the issue of Korean reunification, so when this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came up, I decided to go for it.
I will be in Korea later this month documenting the crossing. Meanwhile, our post-production team continues to work on Geographies of Kinship.
Again, thank you for your continued support and patience! We hope the film will be finished by early 2016.
Deann and the Geographies of Kinship Team