WEDU to host filmmaker Abigail Disney on October 26th for film screening and discussion

WEDU hosts filmmaker Abigail Disney on October 26th for a film screening and discussion on Women, War & Peace as part of the onging PBS series. The event is open and free to the public. RSVP is required.
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Oct. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- TAMPA,FL – Oct 17, 2011 – WEDU will host filmmaker and scholar Abigail Disney during a screening of Women, War & Peace as part of an ongoing PBS series. Disney will discuss the creation of Women, War & Peace and talk about why she is committed to raising awareness about war.

Disney’s project began with a simple question, “What if you looked at war as though women mattered?” The answer to that question is Women, War & Peace, the bold five-part PBS miniseries highlighting the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Liberia, and Columbia to Afghanistan. By inserting a female face, voice, and perspective into the dialogue about conflict and security, Woman, War & Peace challenges that these issues are only the domain of men.

By looking at war through women’s point of view, Women, War, & Peace reveals what Disney calls the ignored, “second front” of war – “the fight of women’s lives,” Disney explained, “the fight to make life continue…to find a way…to thrive as a family and as a community…while enduring [the] trauma of losing loved ones, the worry…of watching their sons go off and become not just victims but also monsters.”

As part of a special series of events, WEDU is hosting a Women, War & Peace series screening on Wednesday, October 26th. The screening event will take place at the WEDU Studios at 1300 N Boulevard, Tampa. Free parking available. The reception will be held from 5-6:00pm with the screening beginning at 6:00pm. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Seats can be reserved at:

FOR INTERVIEWS: Abigail Disney, Filmmaker
CONTACT: Allison Alvarez Hedrick, Vice President of Communications
P: 800.354.9338 ext. 2240

Abigail Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist, and scholar. She holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. Her work in philanthropy, women's engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House project, the Changing Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School's Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.

About WEDU
WEDU is west central Florida’s community-owned PBS station and public media company reaching 16 counties through multiple media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the station offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of multi-media platforms. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society.  WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America.

About Fork Films
Fork Films LLC is a film production company based in New York City founded in 2007 dedicated to the development and production of films that move, inspire, and enlighten. In the belief that film has a unique capacity to shed light, evoke compassion, and stir action, Fork Films invests in and creates media that make an important social contribution, with a particular emphasis on material that has been overlooked, people who tend to be underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream historical record.

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