Women, War and Peace
Circle Connections, Gather The Women of Southwest Florida and other organizations will host the Women, War and Peace five part series of films. Dates and places to be announced.
Abigail E. Disney (President & Producer) is a filmmaker, philanthropist and activist based in New York City. She has pursued a wide array of activities in support of peace and non-violence particularly by advocating for the advancement of women’s roles in the public sphere. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding led her to producing films.
Her first film, a feature-length documentary called Pray the Devil Back to Hell tells the inspirational story of the women of Liberia and their efforts to bring peace to their broken nation after decades of destructive civil war. After winning best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival Pray the Devil Back to Hell went on to wide acclaim. Viewed across the US at community screenings, in theaters and on public television, it went on to screen in 60 countries around the world, and is broadly credited with helping its lead figure, Leymah Gbowee be named a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2012.
For information about the series go to http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/about/
Following the showing of the film will be lively circle conversations.