Audio: english captions: español leymah gbowee speaks at oslo freedom forum 2011 pray the devil back to hell wwwoslofreedomforumcom @osloff #osloff leymah. Liberian women demonstrate at the american embassy in monrovia in the documentary pray the devil back to hell credit pewee flomoku/balcony releasing uplifting, disheartening, inspiring, enraging — the mind reels while watching the documentary “pray the devil back to hell,” even as the eyes. In pray the devil back to hell, which first aired on june 19, 2009, bill moyers journal profiles leymah gbowee, a woman who led her fellow countrywomen to fight for and win peace in war-torn liberia, and abigail disney, who produced the documentary of their struggle and triumph for 15 years liberia. Upcoming screenings of the film: pray the devil back to hell posted march 24, 2018 by womenwagepeace women wage peace invite you to the screening of the film pray the devil back to hell documenting the struggle of the courageous and determined women of liberia that led to the cessation of the civil war in their. 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. In 2009 i screened the film pray the devil back to hell in monrovia, liberia, with a group of liberian women “” young and old “” and found myself buoyed by an unconventional story portraying unconventional women in very unconventional circumstances two years i am now revisiting the film after it. The new documentary pray the devil back to hell tells the story of the women who fought for peace—and won—in war-ravaged liberia.
Abigail disney founded peace is loud in 2009 after producing her first film, the award-winning documentary pray the devil back to hell the film, directed by renowned filmmaker gini reticker, tells the story of the liberian women who came together to end their country's brutal civil war and bring peace to their shattered. Product description winner of best documentary award at tribeca film festival and official section of sundance film festival, 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. Gini reticker's documentary pray the devil back to hell recalls liberia's darkest days, when taylor set makeshift armies of drug-addicted pre-teens loose on liberia's plight might seem over-familiar to arthouse moviegoers, but the women telling their story to reticker give her movie particular meaning. Documentary records the heroism of liberia's women who successfully demanded the country's warring parties find a path to peace.
In the 2nd installment of the women, war & peace series, director gini reticker and producer abigail e disney, and wwp series executive producers and co- creators, create a tribeca film festival-winning documentary pray the devil back to hell tells the powerful and uplifting story of the liberian women,. An excerpt from 'pray the devil back to hell' produced by gini reticker and abigail disney 2008 best documentary feature tribeca film festival www praythed.
In 2006, she joined forces with producer abigail disney to direct the renowned pray the devil back to hell, which tells the inspirational story of the women of liberia and their efforts to bring peace to their broken nation after decades of destructive civil war after winning best documentary at the tribeca film festival in. Pray the devil back to hell directed by gini reticker the stirring account of liberian women who as creative and nonviolent activists brought peace to their country in 2003. She asked zainab, certain that such a film must be in the works “no one,” was the reply “we have to do something about that,” said pam meanwhile, abby and gini were in an editing room across town working on pray the devil back to hell, the story of how a group of liberian women came together to bring peace to their. On tuesday, the jackson institute of global affairs hosted a screening of the documentary “pray the devil back to hell,” accompanied by a q&a session with director gini reticker the film follows the story of the liberian women's peace movement, “women of liberia mass action for peace,” which brought.
Documentary with janet johnson bryant, etweda cooper, vaiba flomo, leymah gbowee a group of women rise up to peace to liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state pray the devil back to hell (2008 ) unrated | 1h 12min | documentary | 8 may 2009 (brazil) pray the devil back to hell. Through archival footage and interviews with many of the women involved in the movement, pray the devil back to hell charts the progression of peace in liberia, from initial church meetings to the women's involvement in bringing both the corrupt government of charles taylor and the unruly rebel forces to the. Pray the devil back to hell is a documentary film directed by gini reticker and produced by abigail disney the film premiered at the 2008 tribeca film festival, where it won the award for best documentary the film had its theatrical release in new york city on november 7, 2008 the film documents a peace movement. Pray the devil back to hell documents the daring and heroic story of the women who fought to bring peace to liberia in july of this documentary is the inspirational story of a group of women who recognized the traumatic effects of the war and overcame their religious conflicts to fight for a common goal.
Film review: pray the devil back to hell engrossing documentary about liberian women banding together to end a bloody civil war offers inspiration to the rest of the world nov 7, 2008. Pray the devil back to hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent war-lords and corrupt charles taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered country in 2003 as the rebel noose tightened upon monrovia, and.
Vastly superior in virtually every way to iron ladies of liberia, crystal heart award-winning and winner of heartland's jury award for best documentary feature, pray the devil back to hell is the story of how the women of liberia, christian and muslim, united to win back their country from its tyrannical leader, dr charles. Pray the devil back to hell is the astonishing story of the liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator charles taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003 as the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of monrovia,.
Women as peacemakers essential question: what role can women play in promoting peace worldwide overview: the story of the role played by the women of liberia in help- ing forge a peaceful resolution of their nation's civil war might have been lost without the documentation provided by pray the devil back to hell yet. Action for peace campaign‟ was the “straw that broke the camel‟s back” and ushered in liberia‟s post-war era the women of liberia mass action for peace campaign has been immortalized by the film “pray the devil back to hell,” a documentary account of the peace movement kick started by liberian women in 2003. This episode follows the history of liberia, from the arrival of freed us slaves through the civil war, and profiles leymah gbowee, a woman who led her fellow countrywomen to fight for and win peace. Critics consensus: this political documentary about protests during the liberian civil war is an uplifting celebration of the capacity of everyday people to affect pray the devil back to hell is the gripping account of a group of brave women who demanded peace for liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a.