Women, War & Peace Reviewed

In October and November of this year, PBS aired a five part series, “Women, War & Peace,” in the United States. The series website explains: “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.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL1sc_B4wYUSeveral of the episodes in the series focus on con … [Read more...]

The Answer to Their Prayers: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a documentary about the women's peace movement in Liberia, during the conflict between Charles Taylor's government and the warlords of Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD). It was directed by Gini Reticker, who has directed several other documentaries about women in Africa, including a film about the first female graduates from an imam academy in Morocco. Her experience shows as she manages to avoid all the usual pitfalls outsiders usually make … [Read more...]