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Pray the Devil Back to Hell (film)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a film on a group of Liberian women who started a movement to end the civil war in their country.

Michael Angelo for Wonderland

Portrait of Leymah Gbowee Photo Credit: Michael Angelo for Wonderland


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 a agreement during the stalled peace talks.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverence 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.

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2 thoughts on “Pray the Devil Back to Hell (film)

  1. Thanks for the info. I am definitely interested in this film and has been looking for something like this for a long time. Please keep the blog updated with info on this screening as it comes up. Thank you.

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