Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (USA: Gini Reticker, 2008): Fri. October 2, 7:00—9:00 pm

(Extra credit opportunity for my students)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a multi award-winning gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by civil war. The women’s historic, yet unsung achievement finds voice in a narrative
that intersperses contemporary interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country. It offers moving testimony to the power of regular people to make real change in their worlds.

The story of the role played by the women of Liberia in helping forge a peaceful resolution of the nation’s civil war might have been lost without the documentation
provided by “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”. While conflict and disagreement among people of different faiths often dominate world headlines, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” details the success of an unlikely interfaith alliance between Muslim and
Christian women in resolving the Liberian conflict.
-— Discussion Guide quotes written by Ellen Livingston,
Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussion to follow; Reception in Art Gallery
Fri. October 2, 7:00—9:00 pm
Lexington Public Library Theatre,
140 East Main St., Lex. KY
Sponsored in partnership with: Lexington’s One World
Films; Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice

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