- dir. Gina Reticker
- year 2008
- country USA
- run-time 1hr 12
- rating 12
£6.00 (£4.50 concessions)
Doors 19.00 - Film 20.00
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Screening as part of the DC Humanitarian Season in association with Cinema for Peace.
Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations
Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (Tribeca Film Festival), AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (Jackson Hole Film Festival), WITNESS AWARD (Silverdocs), SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION FILMMAKING (Traverse City Film Festival), THE CINEMA FOR PEACE AWARD FOR JUSTICE (Cinema for Peace).