Women, War & Peace
I Came to Testify (1 of 5) (#101)
A group of 16 women who were imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history's great silence -- and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. [56 minutes]
Full Program: How sixteen Bosnian women changed the rules of war. 52:14
The black hole of Bosnia, known for harboring war criminals, is remade as a tourist town. 07:32
Premieres Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 10:00 ET/PT. Check your local listings. 00:31
Matt Damon, narrator, on why the themes of this series matter to men, too. 04:00
Women raped by Serb forces in Bosnia brake history's silence. Premieres October 11, 2011 00:31
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Series Description: WOMEN, WAR & PEACE is a new five-part series on the changing roles of women in war and peace. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs, insurgent groups and warlords using unconventional weapons. The series reveals how 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. 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." Actors Matt Damon, Geena Davis, Tilda Swinton , and Alfre Woodard narrate.
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These episodes of Women, War & Peace aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- War Redefined (5 of 5) (#105)
- The War We Are Living (4 of 5) (#104)
- Peace Unveiled (3 of 5) (#103)
- Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2 of 6) (#102)
- I Came to Testify (1 of 5) (#101)