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Title:

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

Title German:ZUR HÖLLE MIT DEM TEUFEL – FRAUEN FÜR EIN FREIES LIBERIA
Country:USA; Liberia 2008
Colour:Colour
Sound:OF m. dt. UT
Length:60 Minutes


Director :Reticker, Gini
Cinematography:Johnson, Kirsten
Editing:Reticker, Meg
 Taverna, Kate
Music:Leyh, Blake
  
Producer:Disney, Abigail E.
Production company:Fork Films



Storyline



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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.


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2010 Vancouver Amnesty International Film Festival: Gold Audience Award
2009 Tri Continental Film Festival: Jury Award / Best Film Award
2009 Movies That Matter Festival: Golden Butterfly
2009 Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
2008 Tribeca Film Festival: Best Documentary Feature