Film focuses on women waging peace

March 26, 2019

 

Near the start of Peacekeepers: A Journey of a Thousand Miles, one of two main characters, Farida Parveen, stands on a rooftop and quietly vows to complete her mission with “the love and affection of a mother and the resolve of a soldier.”

It seems a fitting beginning for a film that deliberately upends assumptions about women, soldiers, peace and war as it follows women police officers from Bangladesh serving as UN peacekeepers in Haiti. 

 

Read the full film review here

 

Photo: Asad Faruqi

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