The award-winning director and producer Abigail Disney sat down with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee to explain why it was important to showcase her work on THIRTEEN.
Abigail Disney is the CEO and president of Fork Films and a passionate advocate for public media. She is, as we say in media, “a creative,” but she’s also an activist, philanthropist and a staunch supporter of peacebuilding and advancing women’s roles in the public sphere.
If you’re a PBS devotee you may have seen her directorial debut film, The Armor of Light, which addresses gun violence in America. Pray the Devil Back to Hell and Women, War & Peace are two more works that she produced and aired on PBS that examine women’s roles as agents for peace in their communities. (Women, War & Peace II is coming to PBS in March 2019.) We appreciate Abigail for her ability to tackle difficult and timely issues compassionately, something that aligns perfectly with our public media mission. She understands the opportunity that surrounds providing “Media with Impact.”
We’re asking our friends and supporters to share their “Why THIRTEEN” story in social media with the hashtag #MyTHIRTEEN as they donate to support our year-end campaign. Join us and support the best of PBS programming, including films like Abigail’s, when you donate a year-end gift today!
Watch preview of Abigail’s film, Woman, War & Peace II: