The Coalition for Peace Action is happy to co-sponsor, along with the Princeton Public Library, a screening of the first first two films of the four-part PBS series “Women War and Peace II." These episodes are being shown in advance of their PBS premiere.
Sunday, March 3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States
“Women War and Peace II” comes seven years after the five-part original series “Women War & Peace” which explored the peace-building role of women in volatile conflict zones around the world. Created by an all-female cast of directors, the never-before-told stories are about women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process. Each film has a running time of 50 minutes.
“Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs” follows the all-female political party in Northern Ireland, where years of violent strife compel a group of Catholic and Protestant women to demand a seat at the negotiating table for the Good Friday Agreement — a deal that stands to this day.
“Naila and the Uprising” examines 1980s Gaza, where a non-violent women’s movement formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom. The film revolves around the tragic and remarkable story of Naila Ayesh, a student organizer and activist who joins a secret network of women in a movement that brings together the disparate organizations protesting Israeli occupation.
The second two films will be shown on March 17 - click here for details.