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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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Gini Reticker

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"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 with only 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. This is a story about sacrifice, unity, and transcendence that 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. From Academy Award-nominated director Gini Reticker and acclaimed producer Abigail E. Disney, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" (Winner, Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival) has screened in all 7 continents in over 60 countries in thousands of venues for women and men of all walks of life, in major cities as well as remote villages around the world. It has instilled hope and inspired many living in conflict zones and been called required viewing by dignitaries, politicians, and leaders of peacekeeping forces. The films is broadly credited with helping its lead figure, Leymah Gbowee, win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 36
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Uplifting, disheartening, inspiring, enraging -- the mind reels while watching the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 29, 2009

Fresh: Gini Reticker's simply made, affecting documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell reveals how these heroic ordinary women prodded the factions to peace and literally brought down Taylor, a leader of sociopathic cruelty. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Compelling docu chronicles the actions of the coalition of Christian and Muslim women who prevailed over warlords and warriors to halt the decades-long fighting that claimed their fathers, brothers, husbands and children. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Pray the Devil uses its brief 72 minutes to tell one of the truly heartening international political stories of recent years. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jul 7, 2010

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2008

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