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Abigail Disney        

Disney Heiress; Executive Film Producer; Anti-Gun & Peace Activist; Founder of Peace is Loud

Abigail E. Disney is an executive producer of Women, War & Peace, producer of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell and writer on Peace Unveiled, the third film in the series about Afghanistan. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding led her to producing films. She has executive produced films that address various social issues, including Family Affair, Playground, Sun Come Up (Academy Award® Nominee 2011, Best Documentary Short) and Return, and is involved in several more films in various stages of development and production.

Disney also co-founded the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. Her work in philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House Project, the Changing the Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.

In addition, Disney holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. She has been a judge at the Tribeca Film Festival, sits on the advisory board of ITVS’s groundbreaking initiative, Women and Girls Lead, and is a sought-after public speaker. She frequently travels around the country and across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches and lectures, and has participated in panels in diverse locations such as The Hague, Davos, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and at dozens of universities and community centers. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

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Abigail Disney on feminism in the Arab world - CNN Video

On GPS, Disney --co-creator of a documentary about women in the Arab Spring -- explains why Western feminism is sometimes a tough sell in the Arab world.

Walt Disney Heiress Courts Evangelicals With Anti-Gun Movie ...

Well versed in her family's conservative politics, Abigail Disney discusses her new film 'The Armor of Light' (out Oct. 30), which tackles the gun controversy while ...

Leading Activists-Michelle Alexander and Abigail Disney-to Speak at 2015 Simmons College Commencement May 15

Disney has devoted her life to amplifying the voices of women fighting for peace in war-torn countries, and highlighting the key role women play in modern warfare...

Abigail Disney Builds a Dialogue on Gun Control
Walt Disney Heiress Takes on the Gun Lobby

Walt Disney’s grand-niece appeals to evangelical Christians in her anti-gun documentary by listening, not preaching, about the issue dividing America...

Abigail Disney, a liberal among conservatives, examines a minister's ...

Longtime executive producer Abigail Disney talks about her family and her decision to direct the documentary 'The Armor of Light.'

Family Heiress Abigail Disney Found Workers Struggling at Disneyland

Disneyland calls itself "The Happiest Place on Earth," but family heiress Abigail Disney said she found workers struggling when she recently visited the park. In an interview with Yahoo this week, Abigail Disney said she decided to check out Disneyland's worker conditions after a worker sent her a Facebook message.

She said every employee delivered a similar message to her: "I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage." After the visit, she said she was "so livid" that the company didn't respect its workers enough.

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