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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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Directed by Gini Reticker
Produced by Abigail E. Disney
Music by Blake Leyh
Cinematography Kristen Johnson
Editing by Kate Taverna
Meg Reticker
Distributed by Balcony Releasing (US) ro*co films (International)
Release date(s) Tribeca Film Festival:
April 24, 2008
Theatrical Release:
November 7, 2008 - NYC
Running time 72 min.
Country USA
Language English subtitles

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a documentary film directed by Gini Reticker and produced by Abigail E. Disney. The film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary.[1] The film had its theatrical release in New York City on November 7, 2008.

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Plot

A group of regular women in Liberia, led by Leymah Gbowee, came together to ask their government for peace and helped bring to power the country's first female head of state.

Under Leymah Gbowee's leadership, a group of women managed to force a meeting with President Charles Taylor and extract a promise from him to attend peace talks in Ghana. Gbowee then led a delegation of Liberian women to Ghana to continue to apply pressure on the warring factions during the peace process.[2] As a result, the women were able to achieve peace in Liberia after a 14-year civil war.

Cast

In alphabetical order

  • Janet Johnson Bryant, as Herself
  • Etweda Cooper, as Herself
  • Vaiba Flomo, as Herself
  • Leymah Gbowee, as Herself
  • Asatu Bah Kenneth, as Herself
  • Etty Weah, as Herself

Awards

2008 Tribeca Film Festival - Best Documentary

2008 Jackson Hole Film Festival - Cowboy Award Winner - Audience Choice Award

2008 Silverdocs - Witness Award

2008 Traverse City Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Non-Fiction Filmmaking

2008 Heartland Film Festival - Crystal Heart Award for Best Documentary Feature

2008 St. Louis International Film Festival - Best Documentary in the Interfaith Category

2008 My Media Award from the My Hero Festival

2009 Tri Continental Film Festival - Jury Award for Best Film

2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival - One of the Best of the Fest Selections

2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Social Justice Award for Documentary Film

2009 Cinema for Peace - The Cinema for Peace Award for Justice

2009 One World International Human Rights Festival, Prague - Rudolf Vrba Award in the Right to Know Competition

2009 Women's Film Festival, Brattleboro, VT - Best of Fest

2009 Wilbur Award - Film Documentary for 2009

2009 Movies that Matter Festival - Golden Butterfly

2009 I Will Tell Film Festival - Ndinadsawapanga Award

2009 Buffalo International Film Festival - Audience Award: Best Documentary

Notes

  • This remarkable struggle for peace eventually paved the way for the election of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the presidency of Liberia – the first democratic election of a female head of state anywhere in Africa.
  • On June 19, 2009, the film was featured on PBS on The Bill Moyers Journal [3]
  • Leymah Roberta Gbowee is the executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.[4]
  • Leymah Gbowee was named "21 Leaders for the 21st Century"[5]
  • Leymah Gbowee and the women of Liberia were honored with the JFK Profile in Courage Award in 2009.
  • The composer for the film, Blake Leyh, recently worked on a feature-length theatrical documentary entitled Killing Kasztner. The film depicts the story of Rezso Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who negotiated with the Nazis during World War II for the release of 1,700 Jews. Kasztner was subsequently assassinated in Tel Aviv in 1957. Director Gaylen Ross spent seven years researching and interviewing multiple individuals in order to find out the truth about Kasztner's work and murder. The film is scheduled to release in the US in October 2009.

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.tribecafilm.com/home/18455719.html
  2. ^ http://www.americanprogress.org/events/2008/11/inf/GboweeLeymah.html
  3. ^ http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/06192009/watch.html
  4. ^ http://www.huntalternatives.org/pages/7352_leymah_gbowee.cfm
  5. ^ http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3420







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