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Filmography

The Consortium’s Filmography is a comprehensive list of films that focus on the gendered dimensions of armed conflict and peacebuilding, as well as some of the structural gendered relations that thread through pre- and postwar societies.

The resource was created for educators and activists who wish to bring the concrete immediacy and emotional resonance of visual media into their courses or events.

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Women on the Frontline: Killing in the Name of Honour
Kim Hopkins 2008 22 min
"Turkey is cracking down on custom killing, making life imprisonment a mandatory sentence. Killing female family members in the name of honour for perceived injury to the family’s standing is a crime emanating from centuries’ old traditions. We discover there is disturbing evidence that tougher sentencing is leading to an increase in forced suicides."Source: http://www.... see more

Women on the Frontline: Never Again
Kim Hopkins 2008 22 min
"Morocco is coming to terms with the human rights abuses of its recent past. Televised testimonies to a truth and reconciliation commission set up by the Government have transfixed the nation. Morocco is discovering the truth about wrongful imprisonments, torture and disappearances of the past, but also the prominent role women played in resisting abuses of the law in the 1970s and 1980s.... see more

Women on the Frontline: Showing the Red Card
Patrick Burge 2008 22 min
"Austria is a pioneer in the protection of women and has a ten-year-old Protection Against Violence Bill. In the words of one of the bill’s architects, “it shows men the red card”: under the law, police have the power to eject men from their homes, which then become domestic sanctuaries for the women."Source: http://www.dev.tv/index.php/productions/documentary/... see more

Women Under Siege
Marilyn Gaunt 1982 26 min
"Rashadiyah, Lebanon, is six miles from Israel. In 1964, 14,000 Palestinian refugees transformed this then peaceful agrarian village overnight into a primary target for repeated Israeli military attacks. Women Under Siege introduces six women who play crucial roles in this besieged Palestinian community. As mothers, teachers, organizers, laborers, and sometimes as fighters, the... see more

Women, War and Peace: I Came to Testify
Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 53 min
"When the Balkans exploded into war in the 1990s, reports that tens of thousands of women were being systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing captured the international spotlight. I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and... see more

Women, War and Peace: Peace Unveiled
Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 53 min
"When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. Convinced that the Taliban will have demands that jeopardize women's hard-earned gains, they maneuver... see more

Women, War and Peace: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Gini Reticker 2008 72 min
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country."Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential... see more

Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 1h 12 min
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters,... see more

Women, War and Peace: The War We Are Living
Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 53 min
"If you ask Colombia’s city dwellers and governing political class, they’ll tell you the country’s 40-year-old civil war is over. But "The Way we Are Living" reveals the “other” Colombia, in rural areas far away from the capital, where the war is all too real – and now the battle is over gold. In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia... see more

Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 34 min
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} "The capstone of Women, War & Peace, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Their experiences reveal how the post-Cold War... see more

Yi As Akh Padshah Bai (There Was a Queen)
Kavita Pai, Hansa Thapliyal 2007 105 min
"In this documentary, Kashmiri women express their views about the bloody conflict going on in Kashmir for more than 18 years and its multi-faceted impact on the society. In this film, women open up on terrorism, militarism, peace and their daily life. It is a record of political voices of women from many sides in Kashmir. The film was made by an all-women crew."Source: http... see more

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