Archive for October 7th, 2011
Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist, and scholar. Her filmmaking career began with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, made with Emmy Award-winning director Gini Reticker. She is currently Executive Producer of Women, War & Peace, a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain.
In the following video interview Sun & Moon Vision Productions producer, Kathy Sangha, sits down for a Q&A with Abigail Disney:
Further description of Women, War & Peace as posted on pbs.org: The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.