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Abigail Disney, April 24-25, 2017

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney will visit the University of Northern Iowa April 24 and 25 to screen two of her works.

Disney will screen and discuss the following films:abigail disney photo

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m., The Armor of Light (Runtime: 83 minutes)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Runtime: 72 minutes)

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films.

Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell  (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, Women, War & Peace.  Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, Citizen Koch, Family Affair, Hot Girls Wanted, The Invisible War (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), Return, and Sun Come Up (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short).

Her most recent projects include Fork Films original productions The Trials of Spring, which she executive produced, and The Armor of Light, her directorial debut.

Disney is also the founder and president of Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that uses media and live events to highlight the stories of women who are stepping up for peace and resisting violence in their communities. 

Disney is the fifth visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series.  The goal of the series is to bring the world's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI.  The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, and supported by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, the Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and many Friends of the Series. The Series is directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor in the department.

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