Sunday, 4 December 2011

When Disney came to Australia .... and Liberia

This week Abigail E Disney, (grandaughter of Roy O. Disney - brother of Walt) came to Australia and showcased her work as a philanthropist, filmmaker and Co-President of the Daphne Foundation.

ABC's 7:30 Report did a story. Take a look at this short video

Abigail has used her position and her profession of filmaking to advance social conditions, and highlighted is her multi-award winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, about the role of women in securing peace during the war in Liberia. This documentary includes Leymah Gbowee who is winner of a joint 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for "... non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".

The movie website has many short videos of trailers, short clips and interviews.

Have a look at this short clip from the film about the first steps of their path to peace

And the documentary will be shown on SBS TWO next Saturday night, 10 December at 7:30pm

To me, she makes an obvious key note speaker and guest for the Zonta Convention in 2014.

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