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Screening and Discussion: “Women, War & Peace II” Part 1

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The first two films of the four-part PBS series “Woman War and Peace II” will be shown. These episodes are being shown in advance of their PBS premiere. After the two episodes, Niki VanAller will lead a discussion.

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.

Niki VanAller has been the Assistant Director at the Coalition for Peace Action since January 2018, co-leading the group’s peacemaking efforts. Previously, Niki was a student leader at St. Joseph’s University, using their Political Science major to organize peers for important causes such as gender and LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, and reproductive justice. Niki also was a community organizer in Philadelphia for Clean Water Action.

 

The second two films in this series will be shown on Sunday, March 17 at 2pm.


Co-sponsored by the library and the Coalition for Peace Action.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Details

Date:
Sunday, March 3
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

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In-House Program Category
Film
In-House Program Category 2
NEH
Staff Contact
Hannah Schmidl
Setup Required
75 chairs, screen down
Summary
The first two films of the four-part PBS series "Woman War and Peace II" will be shown. 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. Part 1: "Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs" and "Naila and the Uprising" "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. "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.
Co-Presenters
Coalition for Peace Action
Informational Website
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/about/
Platforms for Promotion
Connections
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Max Number of Attendees
100
Age Groups
Adult
Status of Post
P - Ready for M to Edit