In a year when women mobilized and ran for office in unprecedented numbers, Women, War & Peace II returned to PBS in March 2019 in honor of Women’s History Month.
The series demonstrated how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women. An all-female cast of directors presented four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.
Women, War and Peace II was executive produced by Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker for Fork Films and Stephen Segaller for THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. The original groundbreaking documentary series Women, War & Peace premiered on PBS in 2011.
Seven years after the original debut of the mini-series, Women, War & Peace II premiered at a critical political moment when women were calling for a seat at the table. In uncovering untold histories of those who have made that possible, the series revealed their transformative power and the long road ahead for contemporary peacebuilders around the world.
Original Production Funding For Women, War & Peace II:
Estate of Dr. Bhagwant Gill, Starry Night Fund, Barbara B. Dobkin, Agnes Gund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Leila and Mickey Straus Family Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Deborah Slaner Larkin, Bill Haney, Valley Fund for the Advancement of Women & Girls, Julie Parker Benello, Barbara Bridges, Gloria L. Joseph, Martha Gallo, Serena Simmons Connelly, The Harnisch Foundation, Lostand Foundation, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, Alexandra A. Herzan, Meryl Streep, Lynda Weinman, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and others. A complete list is available from PBS.
Production Support Provided by:
Susan Disney Lord and Scott Richard Lord