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Mar 20 – “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” inspiring story of women taking action for Peace in Liberia


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cover of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"

Cover of Pray the Devil Back to Hell

The Peace Resource Center

the Exciting and Inspiring Documentary
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

6:30 p.m. doors open; film at 7 p.m.
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” explores the question, if men are capable of only solving problems with violence as seemed to be the case in Liberia, can an empowered group of women bring peace? How?

Leymah Gbowee, featured in the film won a Nobel Prize for Peace and this documentary, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” has won numerous film festival awards.

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 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 an 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

This is a wonderful and inspiring film.

Info:  carolj@prcsd.org

You can also watch the full episode here.