Peace Unveiled screening at Community Cinema Seattle

Saturday, 10 September 2011 - 2:00pm
Format: 
Screening
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
Frye Art Museum Click here for Map

Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Peace Unveiled, from the PBS special series: Women, War and Peace. This free screening and discussion will take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

About the film:
When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. 

One is a savvy parliamentarian who participated in writing the Afghan constitution that guarantees equality for women; another, a former midwife who is one of the last women’s rights advocates alive in Kandahar; and the third, a young activist who lives in a traditional family in Kabul. 

We go behind Kabul’s closed doors as the women’s case is made to U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, General David Petraeus and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who promises the women that “peace and justice can’t come at the cost of women and women’s lives.” But will this promise be kept? 

The five-part series Women, War and Peace will air Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. beginning October 10 on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens on KCTS 9.