PBS broadcaster WNET-TV New York has tasked Fremantle Corporation with handling international sales of the documentary mini-series Women, War & Peace.
The four-part mini-series, which debuts on PBS on October 11, examines women’s changing roles in war and peace. The Thirteen and Fork Films coproduction features narrators including Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis, Alfre Woodard and Matt Damon.
The episodes include Paula Hogan’s I Came to Testify, the story of how 16 women, once imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in a Bosnian town of Foca, stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law; Gini Reticker and Claudia M. Rizzi’s Peace Unveiled, dealing with three women in Afghanistan; Oriana Zill de Granados’ The War We Are Living (pictured), which puts the spotlight on Afro-Colombian women fighting to stay on their lands; and Peter Bull and Nina Chaudry’s War Redefined, which challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are the domain of men.
The series was created by exec producers Abigail E. Disney, Pamela Hogan, and Gini Reticker. The senior producer is Nina Chaudry.
“This program will attract audiences everywhere and, based on initial response, will no doubt be embraced and showcased by major broadcasters worldwide,” said Fremantle Corporation president Randy Zalken.