Film Screening: "Pray The Devil Back To Hell"
"Pray The Devil Back To Hell" (2008) is a documentary film that chronicles the actions of the courageous women of Liberia (West Africa) who organized to end the bloody civil war that lasted two decades. Leymah Gbowee, the founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work and figures prominently in the film. (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Africa's first woman head-of-state and democratically-elected, also received 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.) Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and began staging silent protests outside the Presidential Palace. Their actions helped end the bloody civil war brought on by Charles Taylor and violent warlords. Directed by Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney
Runtime: 72 min
The Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean (CCAC) is a social justice and human rights organization. CCAC seeks to broaden the public's awareness of the political, economic and social realities of African, Caribbean and Latin American societies. This event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean and the Service Learning Center of Regis University.
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