Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the inspiring story of a group of ordinary women who came together - Muslim and Christian, rich and poor, urban and rural – to end a bloody civil war in their war-torn country of Liberia.
Thousands of women took on the warlords and a corrupt regime as they 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 stalled peace talks.
Their demonstrations culminated in the exile of a dictator and the election of Africa's first female head of state, and marked the vanguard of a new wave of women taking control of their political destiny around the world.
Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, the film is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations. Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, commented that Pray the Devil Back to Hell “…eloquently captures the power that each of us innately has within our souls to make this word a far better, safer, and more peaceful place.”