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Women, War & Peace

 

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

 

Premieres Tuesdays, October 11-November 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1.

 

A Congolese woman at a cooking fire.

What if you looked at war as though women mattered? What if you looked at peace as though women mattered? These two questions are at the heart of the new five-hour series, Women, War & Peace, a comprehensive global media initiative on the changing roles of women in war and peace. Actors Matt Damon, Geena Davis, Tilda Swinton, and Alfre Woodard narrate.

Filmed in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia, and Liberia, Women, War & Peace premieres Tuesdays, October 11-November 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1. As the recent announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan makes headlines around the world, Women, War & Peace places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security.

Among the women spotlighted are Afghan women’s rights activists who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the table in peace talks with the Taliban; the courageous Bosnian women who broke history’s great silence and testified about their rape and sexual enslavement; two extraordinary Colombian women who are braving death threats to remain on the gold-rich land that has sustained their community for centuries; and a group of Liberian women, led by activist Leymah Gbowee, who faced down the killers and brought peace to their country. The Liberian women’s inspiring story is told in the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, airing for the first time on U.S. television as part of Women, War & Peace.

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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