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"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 an agreement during the stalled peace talks.

 

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" honors the strength and perseverance 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.  Winner of Best Documentary Tribeca Film Festival, and Gabriel Award.

 

A presentation of the Community Cinema series in partnership with ITVS, Detroit Public Television and Freedom House.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Check out the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3nvH_Po5E.


 

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 494-5800

 

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