Join us for a film screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Tuesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in the Multimedia Room of the Dimenna-Nyselius Library.
About the film (from forkfilms.net):
Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the 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 a 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.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Liberia, 1931-33: The Collections of Alfred J. Tulk (September 14-December 14, 2018)
Image: Liberian women demonstrate at the American Embassy in Monrovia at the height of the civil war in July 2003. Photo Credit: Pewee Flomoku