Pray the Devil Back to Hell Poster

Release Date: November 7th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|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

Distributors: Balcony Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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

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

  • Without their guns, the men prove surprisingly helpless. And when a representative of a larger pan-African community tells them that if they want the women to stop treating them like children, they must behave responsibly, you sense a corner has been turned. show more

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