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      Pray the Devil Back to Hell

      Released Nov 7, 2008 1h 12m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 36 Reviews 86% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings This documentary chronicles social unrest in the West African Republic of Liberia, where civil war has torn the nation apart and left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced. The film reconstructs the way this tragedy galvanized a coalition of Christian and Muslim women to rise up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks. Director Gini Reticker follows their grassroots moment as it leads to democratic elections and Liberia's first female president. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      This political documentary about protests during the Liberian Civil War is an uplifting celebration of the capacity of everyday people to affect great change.

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      Moira MacDonald Seattle Times The film is brief and not especially creative in its storytelling, but nonetheless unforgettable; this remarkable story deserved to be captured on film. Rated: 3/4 Feb 5, 2009 Full Review Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle This illuminating film by director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney is a much-needed attempt to put the spotlight on a moment of history that still inspires. Rated: 4/4 Dec 12, 2008 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe A modest but effective work of documentary uplift. Rated: 3/4 Dec 5, 2008 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com For those unfamiliar with the true story, it is a remarkable one that powerfully brings to life the power of peace to overcome violence. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 20, 2020 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Chicago The movie is clear-eyed and fearless in its recounting of the horrors of civil war, if also somewhat unsettling in demonstrating the power of documentary to desensitize viewers to even the most appalling atrocities. Rated: 3/5 Apr 17, 2012 Full Review Kam Williams AALBC.com A glorious tribute to a bi-partisan sisterhood of Christian and Muslim women fed up with having to raise their children amidst the incessant slaughter, raping and looting of the Liberian civil war. Rated: 4/4 Oct 11, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Inspirational. If only more women were in power. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member pray the Devil back to hell Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A very powerful and interesting part of history that was deeply moving. The movies follows those who take an amazing risk for peace in Liberia. The movie has some powerful and raw footage that follows an authentic narrative in history. The movie paints a sharp perspective on injustice and those who stand up against it. The documentary has key interviews and historic footage. I was drawn in all the way to the end. This movie was fascinating and inspiring. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Yeah! Girl power! Excelent documentary. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member the kind of documentary that everybody MUST see Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Can love stand up to a bullet ... ? http://moviehonchos.blogspot.com/2011/03/pray-devil-back-to-hell.html Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis This documentary chronicles social unrest in the West African Republic of Liberia, where civil war has torn the nation apart and left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced. The film reconstructs the way this tragedy galvanized a coalition of Christian and Muslim women to rise up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks. Director Gini Reticker follows their grassroots moment as it leads to democratic elections and Liberia's first female president.
      Director
      Gini Reticker
      Producer
      Abigail Disney
      Distributor
      Balcony Releasing
      Production Co
      Fork Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 7, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 21, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $79.0K
      Runtime
      1h 12m
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