Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent warlords and corrupt Charles Taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened upon Monrovia, and peace talks faced collapse, the women of Liberia – Christian and Muslims united - formed a thin but unshakable white line between the opposing forces, and successfully demanded an end to the fighting – armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions. Their demonstrations culminated in the exile of Charles Taylor and the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 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. The women’s historic, yet unsung achievement finds voice in a narrative that intersperses contemporary interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.

Título original: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Ano: 2008

Duração: 72 minutos

Cor: color, digital


Roteiro: Sara Lukinson

Fotografia: Kirsten Johnson

Elenco: Leymah Gbowee

Produtor: Abigail Disney

Música: Blake Leyh