This celebrated documentary tells the dramatic success story of the women's peace movement of Liberia, where Christian and Muslim women banded together to end their country's civil war. Leymah Gbowee, the central figure in the film, and the Women of Liberia are the recipients of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™.
This powerful documentary film has been screened at:
· World Economic Forum
· United Nations
· U.S. Department of State
· Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Hague
"UPLIFTING, DISHEARTENING, INSPIRING, ENRAGING"
—The New York Times
—The Los Angeles Times
"The heroism on view is BREATHTAKING"
—Christian Science Monitor
"ELOQUENTLY CAPTURES THE POWER each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place."
—Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
"One of the TRULY HEARTENING INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL STORIES of recent years"
—Los Angeles Times
"Reminds us of the incredible power available to the most ordinary of people if they are willing to act with COURAGE AND UNWAVERING COMMITMENT."
—The New York Times
"The contrast between THE COMPASSION OF WOMEN and the facade of officialdom as a cover for a cruel dictator makes the point much better than a long judgmental tirade"
—Jean-Marie Guehenno, UN Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, 2000-2008
Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.
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 with only their white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they took on the warlords and nonviolently forced a resolution during the stalled peace talks.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, the film 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.
A Film By Abigail Disney + Gini Reticker
More information about the film can be found at www.praythedevilbacktohell.com