School of Law to Host Women, War and Peace Film Series

fambultok“Fambul Tok,” a film about grassroots reconciliation in Sierra Leone, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in Room 2401 at the UNM School of Law as part of the Women, War and Peace Film Series. Following the screening, Professor Jennifer Moore will lead an open discussion.

The two-part documentary-film series will open at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 with “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a film about a women-led peace movement in Liberia. The film will take place in Anthro 163. The Anthropology building is on the west side of the UNM main campus, just north of the intersection of Martin Luther King Avenue and University Boulevard. Following the screening, Gene Grant, host of KNME’s “New Mexico in Focus,” will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists will be: Professor Moore, Jane Slaughter, emerita professor with the UNM History Department; Steven Bishop, associate professor of UNM Foreign Languages and Literatures; Jeminie Shell, who holds a master’s degree in international studies; Sarita Cargas, lecturer in the UNM Honors Program and Anthropology Department; and Isa Beaulieu, community liaison for the One Million Bones project.

Pray the Devil Back to HellBoth films are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. They are being shown in conjunction with a ground-breaking new five-part PBS series called, "Women, War and Peace,” to be aired on KNME-Channel 5 for five consecutive weeks beginning October 11.

The Women, War and Peace Film Series is supported in part by the UNM School of Law, the Women’s Law Caucus, the International Law Students Association, UNM Women’s Resource Center, UNM Feminist Research Institute, UNM International Studies Institute, UNM Peace Studies Program, UNM Foreign Languages and Literatures Program, Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center, One Million Bones and the People Before Profits Film Series.

 

 

September 21, 2011