Women, War & Peace II delves into the role of women in pivotal recent international events through four new, female-directed films that showcase never-before-told stories about women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.
The series spanned significant moments in history, from Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict and Good Friday Agreement peace deal (Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs) and Egypt’s Arab Spring (The Trials of Spring), to the Palestinian struggle for freedom in 1987 (Naila and the Uprising) and a UN peacekeeping mission in earthquake-ravaged Haiti (A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers).
WNET hosted a panel discussion with the series’ filmmakers at a Columbia University Forum, including series Executive Director Abigail E. Disney and Series Executive Producer Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee (protagonist of Pray the Devil Back to Hell). Eileen Barroso, Columbia University
I am watching this fantastic documentary series @WomenWarPeacePBS now on @PBS. It is incredible- riveting, infuriating and inspiring.– Actress Sharon Lawrence (@sharonlawrence)
If you liked Hidden Figures…you’ll want to tune into a new documentary series about women’s contributions to peace efforts around the world.– Town & Country
Top Image: Asad Faruqi