Pray the Devil Back to Hell
"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. 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 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 an agreement during the stalled peace talks. This is a story about sacrifice, unity, and transcendence that 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. From Academy Award-nominated director Gini Reticker and acclaimed producer Abigail E. Disney, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" (Winner, Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival) has screened in all 7 continents in over 60 countries in thousands of venues for women and men of all walks of life, in major cities as well as remote villages around the world. It has instilled hope and inspired many living in conflict zones and been called required viewing by dignitaries, politicians, and leaders of peacekeeping forces. The films is broadly credited with helping its lead figure, Leymah Gbowee, win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Starring Janet Bryant-Johnson, Etweda Cooper, Vaiba Flomo
Director Gini Reticker