The Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN will present a screening of Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. Norwegian State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ingrid Fiskaa, will hold the introduction.
The screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell and War Redefined (the two first episodes of Women, War & Peace) will be followed by a discussion with producer Abigail E. Disney.
Place: Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the UN Headquarters,
405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Time: February 28th, 3-6pm
The screening is presented by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and co-sponsored by the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, and Soroptomist International. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed to the funding of this film series.
About Woman, War & Peace.
The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The Woman, War & Peace series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, 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. The serie featuring narrators like Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard.