Women, War & Peace

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Series Summary
War and peace are no longer solely the domain of men as they once were (or at least seemed to be). This five-episode series explores the role women play in conflicts and tells the stories of females in combat zones, from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Liberia. Among the stories told are Liberian women who took on dictator Charles Taylor and three women in Afghanistan who risk their lives to ensure the rights of women in the nation. The episodes feature celebrity narrators, including Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Documentary

Network: PBS


  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : War Redefined Nov 8, 2011

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    Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice; peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; Moises Naim.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : The War We Are Living Nov 1, 2011

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    Two Afro-Colombian women fight for their land; narrator Alfre Woodard.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : Peace Unveiled Oct 25, 2011

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    Three women in Afghanistan fight to ensure women have a voice in a peace jirga and high peace council; narrator Tilda Swinton.

  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : I Came to Testify Oct 11, 2011

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    Sixteen women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in Foca, Bosnia, testify in an international court of law; narrator Matt Damon.

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