Premieres Tuesdays, October 11-November 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1.
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.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org