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1 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary chronicles social unrest in the West African Republic of Liberia, where civil war has torn the nation apart and left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced. The film reconstructs the way this tragedy galvanized a coalition of Christian and Muslim women to rise up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks. Director Gini Reticker follows their grassroots moment as it leads to democratic elections and Liberia's first female president.

Cast: Etweda Cooper

Director: Gini Reticker

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Balcony Releasing

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Release Date: November 7th, 2008|1 hr. 12 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This illuminating film by director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney is a much-needed attempt to put the spotlight on a moment of history that still inspires, especially because that moment led to Taylor's exile and to Liberia's election of Africa's first female head of state. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Powerful enough to make even the most cynical believe in the ability of ordinary people to induce political change. show more

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