What if you looked at war as though women mattered? What if you looked at peace as though women mattered? These two questions were at the heart of the critically acclaimed PBS five-part special series, Women, War & Peace which aired in 2011. The series has since been exhibited in over 72 countries and has sparked a robust dialogue across the globe about the critical importance of women to insuring lasting peace.
Filmed in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia, and Liberia, the original Women, War & Peace series was created by Abigail E. Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker, and was a co-production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films in association with WNET and ITVS.
Women, War & Peace has won the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award for best TV documentary on international affairs, the Gracie Award for outstanding series, and a Television Academy Honor. The War We Are Living has won the Overseas Press Club’s Award for best reporting in any medium on Latin America, Pray the Devil Back to Hell won the Gracie Award for outstanding producer, and I Came to Testify has been honored with the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel award.
Major funding for Women, War & Peace is provided by the 40×50, a group of visionary donors who have provided key support for this initiative; Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Foundation to Promote Open Society; Ford Foundation; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Swanee Hunt Family Fund of the Denver Foundation; Starry Night, an Anne Delaney Charitable Fund; The Atlantic Philanthropies; Dobkin Family Foundation; Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family; Bill Haney; Pierre N. Hauser; Susan Disney Lord; Partridge Foundation, a John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund; Vital Projects Fund; Elizabeth H. Weatherman and The Warburg Pincus Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Barbara H. Zuckerberg; Sigrid Rausing Trust; more than 1,500 Members of THIRTEEN; and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for I Came to Testify is also provided by National Endowment for the Humanities, and for Peace Unveiled by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Funding for the online Education Guide is provided by The Overbrook Foundation.
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Executive in Charge for WNETStephen Segaller