On Monday, May 3, 2021, the monthly OFOR Nonviolent Resistance Film Festival will show Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a 1 hr., 12 min. multiple awarding-winning film chronicling 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 an 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.
The film starts at 7:00 PM. There will be discussion following the show, which generally lasts 30-45 minutes. Register for the free film series at http://tinyurl.com/resistance-films.