Abigail Disneynicole@cocofilms.com Ne, Executive Producer
Abigail E. Disney is an executive producer of Women, War & Peace, producer of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell and writer on Peace Unveiled, the third film in the series about Afghanistan. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding led her to producing films. She has executive produced films that address various social issues, including Family Affair, Playground, Sun Come Up (Academy Award Nominee 2011, Best Documentary Short) and Return, and is involved in several more films in various stages of development and production.
Disney, also, along with her husband, Pierre Hauser, co-founded the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. Her work in philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House Project, the Changing the Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
In addition, Disney holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. She has been a judge at the Tribeca Film Festival, sits on the advisory board of ITVS’s groundbreaking initiative, Women and Girls Lead, and is a sought-after public speaker. She frequently travels around the country and across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches and lectures, and has participated in panels in diverse locations such as The Hague, Davos, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and at dozens of universities and community centers. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
Pamela Hogan, Executive Producer
Pamela Hogan is an executive producer of Women, War & Peace, producer/writer of the film about Bosnia which kicks off the series, I Came to Testify, and co-writer of the series’ fourth film, The War We Are Living, about Colombia. Previously, she has been at the forefront of making PBS’s Emmy-winning, international documentary series WIDE ANGLE, a standard setter in the coverage of global women’s issues.
As WIDE ANGLE’s series producer for its first six seasons, then executive producer for its seventh, Hogan oversaw 70 hours of documentaries filmed in 50 countries. She has originated such films as Time for School (Gabriel Award, Overseas Press Club Citation, IDA Nominee), a 12-year exploration of the lives of seven children in seven countries who are struggling to get a basic education; and the Emmy Award-winning Ladies First, about the role of women in re-building post-genocide Rwanda. She also produced WIDE ANGLE’s post-film interviews, including conversations with Arundhati Roy, James A. Baker IIIrd, Joseph Stiglitz, Leon Panetta, Susan Rice, and George Mitchell.
Hogan was previously director of National Geographic Television’s international co-productions, garnering numerous Emmys. Other credits include: Senior Producer, Earth on Edge, a Bill Moyers environmental special; and Field Producer, NBC’s Peabody Award-winning To Be An American about a Cambodian family’s first year in the U.S. after fleeing the Khmer Rouge. She collaborated with Harvard physicist Peter Galison on the independent film Ultimate Weapon about the secret debate over whether to build the H-bomb; and with Connie Shulman on a personal film Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury. She has been a judge, panelist, and featured speaker at Harvard’s Askwith Forum, Brown’s Watson Institute, the Asia Society, USAID, the U.N., Wildscreen, ITVS’s International Call, and Docuclub NY. Hogan holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.
Gini Reticker, Executive Producer
Gini Reticker is an executive producer of Women, War & Peace and directed both Pray the Devil Back to Hell and the third film in the series about Afghanistan, Peace Unveiled. Reticker is one of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers putting a lens on the real-life dramatic stories of women’s rights and international social justice issues.
Reticker produced Asylum, the 2004 Academy Award®-nominated short focusing on the story of a Ghanaian woman who fled female genital mutilation to seek political asylum in the U.S.; and was the producer/co-director of 1994 Sundance Award-winning Heart of the Matter, the first full length documentary about the impact of HIV on women in the U.S. She produced and directed the 2005 Emmy Award-winning documentary Ladies First for the PBS series WIDE ANGLE, which focuses on the role of women in rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda. She also garnered an Emmy for directing and producing Out of the Darkness, focusing on women and depression. For WIDE ANGLE she has also directed The Class of 2006, which spotlights the first fifty women in Morocco to graduate from an imam academy in Rabat.
Other credits include: Producer: A Decade Under the Influence, a look at the heyday of 1970s filmmakers, winner of a National Review Board Award and an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary; Director: In the Company of Women, IFC’s spotlight on women in Hollywood; Co-Producer: The Betrayal, Nerakhoon, Ellen Kuras, and Thavisouk Phravasath’s brilliant portrayal of a Laotian refugee family’s epic tale of survival and resilience, 2009 nominee for both an Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award; Executive Producer: Live Nude Girls Unite, Julia Query and Vicki Funari’s raucous look at the successful union organizing efforts of San Francisco-based strippers. Reticker is member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.