Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs
The Trials of Spring
Naila and the Uprising
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers


Women War & Peace II

Executive Producers
  • Abigail E. Disney
  • Gini Reticker
  • Stephen Segaller

Women, War & Peace II

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.


  • Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs follows the all-female political party in Northern Ireland, where years of violent strife compel a group of Catholic and Protestant women to demand a seat at the negotiating table for the Good Friday Agreement – a deal that stands to this day. Directed by Eimhear O’Neill.
  • The Trials of Spring follows three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it, and the women willing to risk everything. Directed by Emmy®-winning and†Oscar® nominated filmmaker Gini Reticker.
  • Naila and the Uprising Discover the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising, known as the first Intifada. One woman must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three.
  • A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into the earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.  Directed by two-time Primetime Emmy® winner Geeta Gahdbhir and two-time Academy Award® winner and two-time Emmy® winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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

FilmmakersEimhear O'Neill
Gini Reticker
Julia Bacha
Geeta Gandbhir
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

ProducersTrevor Birney
Brendan J. Byrne
Gini Reticker
Geeta Gandbhir
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Rula Salameh
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Beth Levison