Women, War, & Peace

TitleWomen, War, & Peace
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDisney, Abigail E., Pamela Hogan, and Gini Reticker
Corporate AuthorsPublic Broadcasting Service
Date Released10/2011
DistributorPublic Broadcasting Service
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

This groundbreaking, five-part documentary challenges conventional depictions of war and peace by focusing on women's experiences. Rather than focus on nation-states, military systems, and technologically-advanced weaponry, war for women centers on sexual violence, economic marginalization, the loss or refusal to grant rights, and drug wars. The documentary criticizes the proliferation of small arms in the post-Cold War era that make these intimate acts of violence more prolific. Addressing women's war traumas also reframes the terms of peace and expands the scope of international law. 


Executive Producers: Abigail E. Disney, Pamela Hogan, and Gini Reticker



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Ep. 1: I Came to Testify (sexual violence as international acts of war during the Bosnian War)

Ep. 2: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (everyday life in the Liberian Civil War and role of drug lords in fostering conflict)

Ep. 3: Peace Unveiled (battle for women's rights after the fall of the Taliban in the Afghanistan War)

Ep. 4: The War We are Living (land displacement of Afro-Colombian women in the gold-rich nation)

Ep. 5: War Redefined (interviews with leading women engaged in international diplomacy, peace-keeping, and war)

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