‘Women, War & Peace II’ premieres on WCNY-TV
March 20, 2019
WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, presents “Women, War & Peace II” from 9 to 11 p.m. on WCNY-TV March 25 and 26. The series features powerful stories of women’s role in dramatic conflicts and peace settlements across the globe.
For viewing information, visit wcny.org/whereotwatch.
In collaboration with the film, WCNY produced local video shorts. To view them, visit wcny.org/womenwarandpeace.
Series II demonstrates how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women. An all-female cast of directors present four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process: “Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs” (Eimhear O’Neill), “Naila and the Uprising” (Julia Bacha), “A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers” (Geeta Gandbhir and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) and “The Trials of Spring (Gini Reticker).”
“Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs”
Monday, March 25 at 9 p.m.
Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict to form an all-female political party and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal.
“The Trials of Spring”
Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m.
Follow 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.
“Naila and the Uprising”
Tuesday, March 26 at 9 p.m.
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”
March 26 at 10 p.m.
Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into 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.
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