In this new age of war and conflict–unlike any time in recent history–the primary targets for bloodshed, injury and death are not soldiers in uniforms; they are women and their children.
Violence and intimidation against civilians in Africa, South Asia, the Balkans and Latin America have transformed much of what we have thought of as war. The stories of both the survivors and the brave and determined women who are forcing their way into the peacemaking process are the most under-reported stories in the world.
Increasingly documentary filmmakers—many of them women—are telling these stories.
Pamela Hogan is the executive producer of Fork Films. She has been at the forefront of the Wide Angle series on PBS and produced 70 hours of films in 50 countries, many of them on them on the subject of oppression of women. She is one of three executive producers of the five-part series Women, War and Peace. This Tuesday, November 1st, their film, The War We Are Living, will premiere on PBS at 10 PM ET.