March 28th, 2012
December 9th, 2011
October 17th, 2011


Women War & Peace: Tuesdays on PBS


Director Gini Reticker and Producer Abigail E. Disney spotlight 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.

On Twitter, follow @womenwarpeace and #wwplive for commentary with filmmaker, Gini Reticker, during the broadcast.

Oct 18 - Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Oct 25 -Peace Unveiled

Nov 1 - The War We Are Living

Nov 8 -War Redefined

Click here to get a free Viewing Party Guide!

Like Women, War & Peace on Facebook

Follow Women, War & Peace on Twitter

Follow Abigail Disney on Twitter
October 7th, 2011

Leymah Gbowee wins the Nobel Peace Prize!

Today, Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman were jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their peacebuilding efforts in Liberia and Yemen. The celebration of these remarkable women will shed light on the transformative power of women in the processes of peace and democracy. As Nobel Prize Committee Chairman Thorbjoen Jagland told reporters, “we cannot achieve lasting peace in the world unless women receive the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”

Our most sincere congratulations to Leymah and the other laureates!!!

Women, War & Peace will begin airing next week!

October 11 - I Came to Testify
October 18 - Pray the Devil Back to Hell
October 25 - Peace Unveiled
November 1 - The War We Are Living
November 8 - War Redefined

Leymah Gbowee is featured in two episodes of Women, War & Peace: Pray the Devil Back to Hell and War Redefined.

Watch the series beginning on Tuesday, October 11 on your local PBS station!

Check your local listings for air times.

For more information:
September 23rd, 2011

Leymah’s Book Now Available!

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, the memoir by Leymah Gbowee (with Carol Mithers) published by the Daily Beast’s Beast Books is now available everywhere!

Purchase the book on Barnes & Noble by clicking here » Purchase the book on by clicking here »

Check out this recent article from the New York Times about her book tour: Unusual Benefactor Finances Book Tour

Selected reviews:

Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
“…a beautifully written narrative.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1984
“Mighty Be Our Powers reminds us that even in the worst of times, humanity’s best can shine through.”

Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook:
“One of the most inspirational and powerful books I’ve ever read. The story of one woman’s struggle against the worst and what she can teach all of us about finding the courage and strength to change the world.”

Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York:
“An engrossing, fluently written story that anyone who cares about changing the world has to read.”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia:
“Leymah bore witness to the worst of humanity and helped bring Liberia out of the dark. Her memoir is a captivating narrative that will stand in history as testament to the power of women, faith and the spirit of our great country”

STARRED Kirkus Review:
“Searing war-torn memories from a visionary African peacekeeper and women’s-rights activist….Gbowee stands responsible for what began as a tireless vocal demonstration and soon escalated to a standoff on the Presidential Mansion steps demanding peace. This course of action facilitated the war’s end in 2003 and the election of Africa’s first female president, and ended the author’s personal struggles with alcohol. With commanding charity, Gbowee celebrates Liberia’s eight years of peace and continues teaching young women about the power of activism. A patriotic chronicle reverberant with valor and perseverance.”

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.