The University of New Mexico features two documentaries about the role of women in conflict and peace movements, and the potential for grass-roots reconciliation in societies emerging from civil war.
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" about a women-led peace movement in Liberia, will be screened at UNM's Hibben auditorium Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. A panel discussion moderated by Gene Grant, host of KNME's "New Mexico in Focus" follows.
The second film, "Fambul Tok" about community-level reconciliation in Sierra Leone, will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the UNM School of Law, room 2402. A panel discussion moderated by UNM Law professor, Jennifer Moore follows.
Both films are being shown in conjunction with the new PBS series "Women, War and Peace" airing Tuesday, Oct. 11 through Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m.
The films are free and open to the public, no reservations required.
The Women, War and Peace Film Series is supported in part by: UNM School of Law, UNM Women's Resource Center, UNM Feminist Research Institute, UNM International Studies Institute, UNM Peace Studies Program, UNM Foreign Languages and Literatures Program, Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center, One Million Bones, UNM Women's Law Caucus, International Law Students Association, and the People Before Profits Film Series.
For a preview and more information, go to PBS