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‘Women, War & Peace II premieres on WCNY-TV

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.

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In collaboration with the film, WCNY produced local video shorts. To view them, visit

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.

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include Business of the Year in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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Director, Marketing, Communications & Creative Services
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 385-7317

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