Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival

Bearing Exquisite Witness

September 24-26, 2009
Presented as part of the 2009 Women PeaceMakers Program

Bearing Exquisite Witness is a three-day event, held in conjunction with the institute's Women PeaceMakers Program, to highlight the ability of the arts to transform individuals and reconcile communities who have suffered conflict and violence. The festival showcases playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics from the fields of theater arts and conflict resolution who are using the creative power of art to raise awareness, prevent violence, help communities recover, change policies of exclusion and heal trauma.

Please join us September 24-26, 2009 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice to experience the unique and universal power of art to inform and involve audiences in complex discourses on conflict and peace, oppression and empowerment.

Bearing Exquisite Witness is made possible by the Santosha Charitable Gift Fund.
We also wish to thank our additional partners and donors for their generous support.

Photography by Norma Hill
2007 WPM Irina Yanovskaya
Paintings by Stephanie Goldman
Documentaries by Sun & Moon Vision Productions
Workshops by playwrights, such as Catherine Filloux
Festival presented as part of the 2009 Women PeaceMakers Program