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West African Cinema Series: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Sat, December 15th, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Featuring recent award-winning films from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, and the United States, the West African Cinema Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.

  • Saturday, September 29, 2 pm: Sembene! (Not rated, 2015)
  • Saturday, October 13, 2 pm: Green White Green (Rated PG, 2017)
  • Saturday, December 8, 2 pm: Borders (Not rated, 2017)
  • Saturday, December 15, 2 pm: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Not rated, 2008)


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. (Liberia | Not rated | 2008 | 1 hour, 12 minutes)

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Sat, December 15th, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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