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Pray the Devil Back to hell



Name: Pray the Devil Back to hell

Country: USA; Liberia

Year of publication: 2008

Color: color

Duration: 60 Minuten

Direction: Reticker, Gini

Camera: Johnson, Kirsten

Editing: Reticker, Meg; Taverna, Kate


This compelling documentary chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who joined together to end a long civil war, armed only with their white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions. Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - organised prayers for peace and staged non-violent protests when negotiations between rebel forces and Charles Taylor`s regime were close to collapse in 2003. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about the agreement that led to Taylor`s exit, the end of the war, and the election of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Africa`s first female head of state.

An extraordinary testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.