Free Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (11/12)
You are cordially invited to a screening of the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and a conversation with filmmaker, Abigail Disney.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Room 569, Alfred Lerner Hall
Q&A with producer Abigail Disney
Who would stand up to a bloodthirsty dictator? Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the actions of a group of ordinary women in Liberia who had the courage to do just that — and consequently helped put an end to their devastating civil war.
Sick of the unending violence that was plaguing their country, Christian and Muslim mothers, grandmothers, wives, and daughters came together to demand peace in Liberia. Through peaceful protests, steadfast sit-ins, and a mass call to withhold sex until peace was achieved, their grassroots activism altered the trajectory of their nation’s history. Abigail Disney’s film serves as an inspirational example of real change through peaceful means. For more information, please visit http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell has won countless awards including Best Documentary at Tribeca, the Witness Award at the AFI Silver Docs Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival (2008). The United Nations has also honored the film, screening it multiple times as a tool for peace-building education and advocacy.
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