War Crimes and War Criminals
Adolf Eichmann: Hitler's Master Of Death
This video is about the life of Eichmann, a Nazi who was in a key perpetrator of the Holocaust. He escaped to Argentina after the war and was captured and put on trial in Israel. Hosted by Peter Graves and Jack Perkins. An A&E "Biography" video. (JHS/MS+). Color. (50 min.)
As We Forgive
Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This is the question faced by the subjects of As We Forgive, a documentary about Rosaria and Chantal-two Rwandan women coming face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide. The subjects of As We Forgive speak for a nation still wracked by the grief of a genocide that killed one in eight Rwandans in 1994. Overwhelmed by an enormous backlog of court cases, the government has returned over 50,000 genocide perpetrators back to the very communities they helped to destroy. Without the hope of full justice, Rwanda has turned to a new solution: Reconciliation. But can it be done? Can survivors truly forgive the killers who destroyed their families? Can the government expect this from its people? And can the church, which failed at moral leadership during the genocide, fit into the process of reconciliation today? In As We Forgive, director Laura Waters Hinson and narrator Mia Farrow explore these topics through the lives of four neighbors once caught in opposite tides of a genocidal bloodbath, and their extraordinary journey from death to life through forgiveness. Running time: 53 minutes
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
Auschwitz occupies a chilling and disturbing place in the history of humankind. It began as a Nazi labor campt to terrorize the local Polish population and evolved intothe site of the largest mass murder ever recorded. This six-part series, narrated by actress Linda Hunt presents an in-depth examination of the camp's evolution and the decisions that enabled such an incomprehensibly inhuman place to come into being. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key decision-making moments, and their extraordinary testimony. While never losing sight of the suffering of the victims, this documentary offers a unique and alarming look at the mindset of the perpetratos - killers like the Commandant of Auschwitz Rudolf Hoess, camp doctor Josef Mengele, and SS Commander Heinrich Himmler. Written and produced by laurence Rees, the Creative Director of BBC History Programs. The historical and script consultant for the series is the award-winning Hitler biographer, Professor Ian Kershaw. DVD only. See http://www.keene.edu/cchs/t_resources/Inside%20the%20Nazi%20State.pdf for clips for classroom useage.
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (Educator's Edition)
In January and February 2005, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State, a six-hour documentary television series, aired on U.S. public television and the BBC in Great Britain. The series chronologically explores the evolution of Auschwitz and introduces perpetrators from all levels of the Nazi bureaucracy who were involved in the design, construction, and administration of the camp. Interspersed is the testimony of Holocaust survivors. This Educator's Edition DVD-ROM is a comprehensive multimedia teaching tool designed to serve the needs of secondary, postsecondary, adult educators and students. Featuring video segments from the original documentary series, the DVD-ROM includes printiable primary materials that correlate to national curriculum standards. Included on this disc: 27 video segments from the seies, with discussion questions; 122 photographs; 25 maps and charts; 28 background readings; 19 primary resources; 14 l;iterary extracts; 4 complete units, with detailed lesson lans.
Bringing Down A Dictator
In the year 2000, in a war barely noticed outside Yugoslavia, the indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power. He controlled a battle-hardened army, a tough police force, and most of the news media. But he underestimated his opponents, led by a student movement called Otpor! (Serbian for "resistance"), who attacked the regime with ridicule, rock music, and a willingness to be arrested. Their courage and audacity inspired others to overcome their fear and join the fight. Otpor! students were the shock troops in what became an army of human rights and pro-democracy activists who systematically undermined police and army loyalty to Milosevic and forced him to call early elections. When Milosevic refused to accept his defeat at the polls, the people responded with a general strike. As normal life ground to a halt, Serbs by the hundreds of thousands descended on the capital on October 5 to seize the parliament in a dramatic triumph for democracy. This PBS-produced film narrated by Martin Sheen reveals how ordinary people can overthrow a genocidal dictator and deliver him to justice. This is highly recommended by the Coordinator of Educational Outreach as a vehicle to address issues of resistance and individual responsibility. (56 minutes) For the classroom, go to http://www.pbs.org/weta/dictator/classroom/
The Children Of Izieu
On April 6, 1945, one month before the end of WW II, the Gestapo from Leon, under Klaus Barbie, sent two vans to the French village of Izieu. The mission was to kill the hidden children of an orphanage known as La Maison d'Izieu. In a senseless raid, 44 Jewish children aged 4 to 17 years, and 5 adult caretakers were thrown into a van and sent to Auschwitz and immediately gassed. The people who were interviewed in this film are the last living eyewitnesses to the raid, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, who hunted and brought Barbie to justice, and two hidden children who lived to bear witness. (HS). B/W & Color. (28 minutes.)
Confronting the Truth: Truth Commissions and Societies in Transition
Confronting the Truth shows how countries, which have experienced massive human rights violations, have created official, independent bodies known as truth commissions. Since 1983, truth commissions have been established in over 20 countries, in all parts of the world. Confronting the Truth documents the work of truth commissions in South Africa, Peru, East Timor, and Morocco. Taking testimony from victims and perpetrators, and conducting detailed investigations, truth commissions create a historical record of abuses that have often remained secret. They identify patterns of abuse, and the structural and institutional weaknesses, and societal and cultural problems, and weak legal systems that made the violation possible. To remedy these faults, they recommend governmental, societal and legal reforms to address the pain of the past, to safeguard human rights and due process, and to ensure that the horror will not be repeated. 73 minutes. DVD only.
The Demjanjuk Trial
In 1981, John Demjanjuk was brought to trial in Cleveland, Ohio, accused of concealing his Nazi past when he came to the United States more than a quarter of a century ago. The evidence against him is presented, testimony by survivors of the Treblinka death camp is heard, and effects of the trial on the Jewish and Ukrainian communities are analyzed. (HS+) Color & B/W. (20 min)
Eichmann: The Nazi Fugitive
Adolf Eichmann was responsible for implementing "The Final Solution" - the systematic killing of all Jews in conquered Lands. After the war, Eichmann escaped to South America. The capture of the notorious war criminal by Israeli intelligence is reenacted with interviews with actual Mossad agents who brought him to justice after a worldwide manhunt for fifteen years. (General Audience). Color. (57 min)
Gacaca: Living Together Again in Rwanda?
In 1994, decades of politically motivated ethnic scapegoating culminated in a wholesale slaughter of the Rwanda's Tutsi minority, along with many Hutu moderates. Vast numbers of ordinary citizens became killers - some willingly and some by force. More than 800,000 lives were taken, and the country was left in a state of devastation. Under a new government, Rwanda is rebuilding its physical and administrative infrastructure, but its most difficult task is to foster reconciliation between the Hutu and Tutsi. Venturing into the rural heart of the nation, GACACA, LIVING TOGETHER AGAIN IN RWANDA? follows the first steps in a bold experiment in reconciliation: the Gacaca (Ga-CHA-cha) Tribunals. The Gacaca Tribunals represent a remarkable democratization of justice for a people accustomed to dictatorial authority. The Tribunals offer a voice, and perhaps a therapeutic catharsis, to survivors. However, the system is fraught with potential pitfalls: minimally trained judges will be assigned complex cases, false accusations or confessions are possible, revenge or fear of revenge will affect testimonies, inconsistent application of the law, etc. The film crew was then present when the nearly 1,000 Rwandans were gathered for the first of a series of open-air "Pre-Gacaca" hearings, whose two-fold purpose is to clear the prisons of innocent detainees by public approbation, and to educate Rwandans about the Gacaca trials to come. Amidst a people renowned for their reserve, Anne Aghion spent six weeks recording the intertwining stories of survivors and prisoners, and their visions of the future. GACACA opens a chapter to a new era, and is an astonishing, intimate look at the strength of the human spirit. "The film captures quite precisely much of what is most compelling and unsettling about Rwanda's quest for justice after genocide and, more: it captures the feel of Rwanda, the landscape, the texture of the place, the rhythm of speech and movement, the weird brilliance of colors amid the gloom of the spirit." - Philip Gourevitch, Author of We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, Stories from Rwanda "Excellent... It lets Rwandans speak about the challenges of rebuilding a life, a sense of community, and a system of justice after atrocious violence...An excellent pedagogical tool for classes on Rwanda, on transitional justice, or on reconciliation and reintegration." - Peter Uvin, Director of the Institute for Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University / Author of "Aiding Violence, the Development Enterprise in Rwanda" "Recommended. This is a fine film which will fuel many lively discussions not only on the issue of justice in Rwanda, but justice in the face of heinous crimes against humanity." - Educational Media Reviews Online "For someone studying the Rwandan genocide and reconciliation efforts, GACACA provides a view seldom seen." - Online Journal for Peace and Conflict Resolution 55 minutes. DVD.
Hitler's Secret Archive - (60 Minutes)
The largest archive of Nazi documents is in Bad Arolson, Germany, where 50 million files detail the horror endured by 17.5 million victims of the Third Reich. Among the victims whose stories are held here: Anne Frank and the Jews on Schindler's list. Scott Pelley travels to the immense archive with three Jewish Holocaust surviors who see for the first time the detailed paperwork the nazis kept on their torturous imprisonment. This aired on 60 Minutes on 12/17/06. DVD.
Hunt for Adolf Eichmann
A complex and fascinating story of how the Israelis traced, captured and brought to justice this most infamous war criminal. Includes material from top Israeli intelligence files, including full transcripts of interrogation by agents, and interviews with Elie Wiesel as Eichmanns life unravels. (100 min)
In Rwanda We Say...The Family that does not Speak, Dies
Emmy Award-winner (2005) Since 1999, award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion has traveled to rural Rwanda, to chart the impact of that country's efforts at ethnic reconciliation. In Rwanda we say... The family that does not speak dies, her second film on the subject, continues Aghion's quest to learn how the human spirit survives a trauma as unfathomable as the attempt, in 1994, to wipe out the Tutsi minority, with 800,000 lives claimed in 100 days. In Rwanda we say... is the next chapter in a fascinating and intimate look at how, and whether, people can overcome fear, hatred and deep emotional scars, to forge a common future after genocide. Aghion's influential 2002 film, Gacaca, Living Together Again in Rwanda? captured the feelings of both survivors and alleged killers in the remote community of Ntongwe, just as the government was announcing the Gacaca (ga-CHA-cha), a new system of citizen-based justice intended to handle over 100,000 genocide suspects languishing in detention. In Rwanda we say...returns two years later as close to 16,000 of these suspects, still untried, are released across the country: having confessed to their crimes, and served the maximum sentence the Gacaca will eventually impose, suspects of appalling crimes are sent home to plow fields and fetch water alongside the people they are accused of victimizing. In Rwanda we say... focuses on the release of one suspect, and the effect of his return on this tiny hillside hamlet. While the government's message of a "united Rwandan family" infiltrates the language of the community, reactions to this imposed co-existence reel from numb acceptance to repressed rage. Violence seems to lurk just below the surface. What unfolds, however, is an astonishing testament to the liberating power of speech: little by little, people begin to talk in a profound and articulate way - first to the camera, and then to each other -- as these neighbors negotiate the emotional task of accepting life side by side. 54 minutes. DVD.
In The Shadow Of Memory
In 1942 Germany destroyed a Czech village. All of the men were murdered, while the women were sent to concentration camps, and the kids were all gassed. This video tells the story of the 143 woman and 16 who actually survived. (52 mins)
In the Tall Grass: Inside the citizen-based justice system Gacaca
In the Tall Grass picks up where Hotel Rwanda left off, focusing on the Hutu and Tutsi as they struggle through Rwanda's unique reconciliation process Gacaca, a network of grassroots community courts. With unprecedented access, this powerful documentary follows a survivor through this historic process as she confronts the man she says murdered her husband and children, giving audiences a stark and terrifying look at how the genocide of 1994 continues to shape the lives of Rwandans today. She receives some justice, and her village finally faces their pain, but she is only one story in hundreds of thousands. In the Tall Grass delivers a raw and uncompromising look at the tremendous challenges faced by post-genocide countries like Rwanda, as they transition from violence to peace.
Inheritance: A Nazi Legacy and the Journey to Change It
Amon Goeth was an SS offer in the German army during World War II who oversaw operations at a concentration camp in Plaszow, Poland. In 1946, Goeth was found guilty of murder of the thousands who were executed at Plaszow by a Polish tribunal, and he was executed for his crimes; he was survived by his wife and young daughter. After Goeth's death, his wife frequently told her daughter Monika that Goeth was the victim of a tremendous misunderstanding and he was a good and noble man at heart; when Monika began to learn the truth about her father's crimes, her mother committed suicide and Monika was forced to deal with her family's dark history on her own. In 2002, almost ten years after Ralph Fiennes delivered a fearsome performance as Amon Goeth in the film Schindler's List, Monika Herwig published a book in Germany about the memories of her father she grew up with and the truth she had to come to terms with; around the same time, documentary filmmaker James Moll came into contact with Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a surviving inmate of the Plaszow camp who worked as a servant in the Goeth family's quarters. Moll arranged for Monika and Helen to meet at the ground of the Plaszow camp for an interview, and Inheritance documents their conversation as Monika is confronted with her father's ugly legacy and Helen recalls the horrors she faced and the friends who did not survive. It's a brutally honest, gut-wrenching, and emotional journey that brings both closure and new questions. DVD. 75 minutes.
Josef Mengele: Medical Madman Of Auschwitz
Biography from A & E. Shows from birth until his death the life of the famous "angel of death" of Auschwitz. (50 min)
Joseph Mengele: The Final Account
The eerie recording of Josef Mengele's singing from his Brazilian hideout is made public for the first time in the opening of this film. The warrant for the arrest of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death" was a catalogue of horror, yet Mengele managed to elude justice, living in isolation in South America. JOSEF MENGELE: THE FINAL ACCOUNT looks back at the crimes and life of the SS doctor who sent 400,000 people to the gas chambers in the horrifying pursuit of racial purification. Total running time: 60 minutes.
Judgment At Nuremberg
In 1946, leading German war criminals were put on trial in Nuremberg by the Allies. Director Stanley Kramer and writer Abby Mann dramatized the trials and the questions raised by them. The juxtaposition of the pressures the defendants claimed they were under with that imposed on the American judge at the trials form the basis of the conflict with this powerful film. Winner of several Oscars. Starting Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, William Shatner, and Werner Klemperer. (General Audience). B/W (186 min)
The Mystery Of Josef Mengele
How did the famous "angel of death" of Auschwitz evade detection and prosecution for 35 years? Following a long trail of aliases, forged documents, secret communications and financial dealings, and relocations around Europe and South America, this program shows how Mengele - with the help of his family, an underground Nazi network, and the complicity of sympathetic governments - successfully eluded justice. Archival footage and stills, reeanctments, a diary and letters, audiotapes, and interviews with sources such as twins who were part of his "research" combine to reveal much about the man and his years in hiding. (Focusing on Mengele's genetic experiments on twins, Children of the Flames: Dr. Joseph Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz provides additional biographical details.) (9th grade+) Color. (50 min.)
Nazis… Lest We Forget
Presents a post-World War II, German produced documentary and an original Nazi newsreel. The 1949 documentary Nuremberg and Its Lesson, was made to show the German people the full extent of Nazi brutality. It documents the 1945 Nuremberg trials and graphically illustrates the mass destruction of Jews and other Europeans. The 1944 Nazi newsreel shows Luftwaffe (air force) pilots demonstrating bombing techniques. (JHS/MS+) B/W. (35 min.)
A history of the rise to power of the Nazis recounted within the context of the Nuremberg trials. Excerpts of footage used by the prosecution to show Nazi atrocities are interact with trial sequences to illustrate each of the four counts of the indictment. Not recommended for unprepared audiences due to the Intensely graphic presentation of atrocities. (HS+) B/W. (76 min)
Nuremberg: Tyranny On Trial
Recalling that the Nuremberg Trials responded to Nazi Germany's atrocities with measured reason, rather than with an orgy of vengeance, this absorbing documentary uses archival film footage, personal reminiscences, and expert commentary to detail the events, courtroom strategies and legal innovations of these unprecedented judicial proceedings. This program presents fascinating profiles of key players (including a close look at Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, who led the prosecution), sheds light on lesser-known developments (the trials marked the first use of simultaneous translation), and gives insight into the unique difficulties of trying people for "crimes against humanity." NOTE: some graphic footage. (Grades 9 and up. ) Color & B/W. (50 minutes)
Pol Pot Secret Killer
First drawn to communism while studying in France during the 1950's, Saloth Sar - better known as Pol Pot - is known as one of the most ruthless and despised leaders in modern history. This haunting BIOGRAPHY traces the infamous ruler's life and rise to power through interviews with former Khmer Rouge associates, and commentary from leading scholars, historians, and biographers. Find out how the future murderer was once known as a charming, caring, and intelligent young man, and explore the reasons for his drastic transformation. 50 minutes. DVD only.
The Rose Garden
Aaron Reichenbach is haunted by an event he witnessed during the final days of World War II: the murder of 20 children in a Nuremberg schoolhouse. Forty years following the Holocaust, Reichenbach finds himself on trial for assaulting an elderly businessman he believes responsible for the killings. The deliberately paced and haunting production raises questions about German culpability for the actions of the Nazis. Stars Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Fonda. Advanced students. (HS+). Color. (152 min.)
SHOAH is an assemblage of witnesses - Holocaust survivors, Nazi functionaries, Polish villagers who resided near the death camps - testimony amounts to one of the most shattering human documents ever recorded. The final product was culled from over 350 hours of testimony. It contains no archival footage from World War II; it presents the victims, the perpetrators, and the death camps as they are today. 5 videocassettes. (HS+). Color & B/W. (570 min.)
Sometimes In April
In april 1994, over the course of 100 days, almost 800,000 people lost their lives during a purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen in the African nation of Rwanda. Based on true events, this gripping and inspiring drama tells the story of two brothers divided along political lines by the conflict, and details the extraordinary courage and perserverance exhibited by the people of Rwanda. DVD only. 140 minutes.
The Notebooks of Memory
This newly released third film in the series focuses on the Gacaca tribunals of local citizen-judges weighing survivor accounts of the massacres against the testimony of perpetrators. (2009) On a lush green Rwandan hillside, more than a decade after the 1994 genocide to wipe out the Tutsi population, a small rural community gathers on the grass over and over again for the Gacaca (ga-CHA-cha) trials, a unique experiment in justice meant to bring unity back to this nation. In The Notebooks of Memory award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion spends four years following the process, as a tribunal of local citizen-judges weighs survivor accounts of the massacres against the testimony of perpretrators who barter confessions for reduced prison sentences. 53 minutes. DVD.
The Nuremberg Trial: War Crimes On Trial
The Nuremberg Trial was one of the most important trials of the 20th century. In 1945, an international court of judges from the United States, England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were charged with conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The prosecution presented horrifying films of concentration camps, which were seen by many for the first time. Twelve defendants were sentenced to death, seven received prison terms and three were acquitted. This compelling documentary features an introduction by Steven Spielberg and commentary from Walter Cronkite. From Court TV. 50 minutes
The Specialist: Portrait of a Modern Criminal
A German worker in the upper echelons of the Nazi party, Adolf Eichmann was in charge of the expulsion of Jews, Slovenians, and Gypsies from the Reich between 1938 and 1941, and then of their deportation from Europe to the death camps. In 1960, he was captured by the Israeli secret service in Argentina. His subsequent trial in Jerusalem was one of the first public events recorded on video. Filmmakers Rony Brauman and Eyal Sivan have assembled excerpts of this footage to create a tightly edited and compelling documentary about a bureaucrat who has fulfilled his duties during a time of war. Eichmann steadfastly insists that his part in the Holocaust was neither active or evil: he was only following orders. At the outset of the trial, the prosecutor calls Eichmann an inhuman beast, but the thin balding man in a black suit who is taking copious notes and nervously interlaces his fingers during the course of the trial doesn't seem to fit that description. Even during the tensest moments and facing direct accusations by the prosecution who wants to see him hanged, he refuses to show remorse or culpability for his actions. The film is fascinating for Eichmann's resoluteness. By the nature of his answers, he proves himself to be the quintessential bureaucrat of Kafka's worst nightmare. Perhaps the most striking feature about Eichmann is just how ordinary he seems--not a monster, not a mad thinker, but an efficient man who sat behind a desk, processing forms. Based on Hannah Arendt's famous account of the trial, "The Specialist: Portrait of a Modern Criminal" offers profound insight into how the Holocaust was facilitated by bureaucracy and a subservient mindset that allowed people like Eichmann to claim ignorance and shuffle responsibility for atrocious crimes around like so many carbon-copy forms. The DVD features a substantial hour-long interview with the filmmakers, an excerpt of the book "In Praise of Disobedience," and extensive language options, which come in handy since the trial itself is multilingual. DVD. B&W. 123 minutes.
Trial Of Adolf Eichmann
This documentary video, hosted by David Brinkley, presents actual trial footage of the 1961 televised trial in Jerusalem of Nazi SS colonel who orchestrated the "Final Solution of the Jewish Problem." PBS documentary. (General audience). Color. (120 min)
Triumph Of The Spirit
Recounts the true story of Salamo Arouch, who was the middleweight boxing champion of the Balkans in the days just before World War II. A Greek Jew, Arouch is sent to Auschwitz, where he fights his fellow internees for the enjoyment of the Nazi officers. This powerful story of life, death, and conscience illuminates the inner conflict of a man who wants to survive and save his soul. The 1989 production stars Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, and Robert Loggia. Closed captioned. Advanced students. Note: Strong language. (Adult). Color. (124 min.)
Verdict For Tomorrow
A well-documented account of the Eichmann trial, narrated by Lowell Thomas. The film is based on the actual footage gathered during the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, and utilizes the trial as a reminder of Nazism and the persecution of Jews rather than a "dated" legal presentation. (JHS/MS+). B/W. (28 min.)
Waldheim: A Commission Of Inquiry
Should Kurt Waldheim stand trial as a war criminal? This film presents a commission of inquiry into the shrouded past of Austria's president and former secretary general of the U.N. (HS+). Color. (155minutes)
War Crimes On Trial
The Nuremburg trial was one of the most important trials of the 20th century. In 1945 an international court of judges from the United States, England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were charged with conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. This compelling documentary features an introduction by Steven Spielburg and commentary from Walter Cronkite. (approx. 50 minutes)
Witnesses To The Holocaust: The Trial Of Adolf Eichmann
A stunning document of the testimony and evidence presented at the 1961 trial in Jerusalem of SS Lieutenant-Colonel Eichmann, the Nazi official who administered the program to annihilate all of European Jewry. Narrated by Joel Grey, the documentary combines courtroom testimony (translated into English) of Eichmann and other eyewitnesses with archival footage. (90 min.)
Women, War and Peace
Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, Women, War & Peace is the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in war and peace. The series will present its groundbreaking message across the globe by utilizing all forms of media, including U.S. and international primetime television, radio, print, web, and worldwide community screenings, and will be accompanied by an educational and outreach initiative designed to advance international accountability in regard to women and security. Women, War & Peace is a co-production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films. The five episodes in the series: I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history's great silence - and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Their remarkable courage resulted in a triumphant verdict that led to new international laws about sexual violence in war. Pray the Devil Back to Hell is 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, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. 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 in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women's rights don't get traded away in the deal. The War We Are Living travels to Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia's Pacific southwest, where two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands. They are standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war. War Redefined, the capstone of Women, War & Peace, challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Interviewees include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; and globalization expert Moisés Naím. 4 hours. DVD.