2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Honored through Film

Posted on October 20, 2011

This year's 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman of Yemen — will be on display in groundbreaking documentary films as part of public media’s Women and Girls Lead campaign.


The co-recipients were honored for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. The Women and Girls Lead campaign has direct connections to two of the laureates recognized by the Nobel committee.

The story of Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee is told in the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hellpart of the five-part Women, War and Peace series which premiered on October 11 on PBS, while Johnson Sirleaf was profiled in the  documentary Iron Ladies of Liberia.  Both films are a core part of the multi-year initiative — designed to focus, educate and connect audiences worldwide. Join all of us in congratulating this year's distinguished winners of the Peace Prize and enjoy the video below, which profiles their work through film. 


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