Women, War & Peace: Peace Unveiled

Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 1:30pm

Event Info

Admission

Free

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60602

Community Cinema Chicago presents:

Women, War & Peace:
Peace Unveiled
(Film; 60 minutes) 

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's rights don't get traded away in the deal. 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. Convinced that the Taliban will have demands that jeopardize women's hard-earned gains, they maneuver against formidable odds to have their voices heard in a peace jirga and high peace council. Narrated by Tilda Swinton.

Discussion follows the film. 
GUESTS:
Abigail Disney, Writer, Peace Unveiled
Gini Reticker, Director, Peace Unveiled
Moderator: Alison Cuddy, Host of Eight Fourty-Eight on WBEZ