• Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • Fork Films
  • Produced by Abigail E. Disney, Directed by Gini Reticker
  • Run Time: 1 hr. 12 min.
  • My rating: 4 out of 5 chapatis

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a copy of the documentary ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell,’ for a while now. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch it this evening.

The film chronicles the story of  ordinary Liberian women who created an extraordinary peace movement during the country’s bloody second civil war. Using graphic footage from the war, along with testimonies from the women who led the peace movement, ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell,’ effectively pulls viewers into the tense and passionate struggle to end the violence. Tracing the peace movement from its fledgling beginnings as a daily protest by the roadside along President Charles Taylor’s motorcade route, to a dramatic sit-in at the 2003 Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement talks, the documentary shows that these efforts were certainly instrumental in bringing about a negotiated end to the war.

If you are looking to be informed and inspired, look no further, ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell’ will do both. A word of caution, however, the film contains many scenes and descriptions of graphic violence, so be advised before watching.

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