Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pray the Devil Back to Hell in DC this weekend







This doc sounds very interesting, all the info. in great detail here:

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL” OPENS NOV. 14 AT E STREET CINEMA
Uplifting, True Story In Theaters in Nov. and Dec. Including LA, NY, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle

Washington, DC – Opening November 14 in DC, Tribeca’s Best Documentary and SILVERDOCS’ Witness Award-Winning Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the inspiring true story of a group of brave and visionary women who, armed only with white t-shirts, demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn apart by a decades-old civil war. Directed by Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Gini Reticker and produced by Abigail Disney, Pray the Devil Back to Hell has also earned Jackson Hole Film Festival (Audience Choice: Documentary), Traverse City Film Festival (Special Jury Prize: Non-fiction Filmmaking), and the Heartland Film Festival (Best Documentary).

Jane Fonda calls Pray the Devil Back to Hell “a real uplift,” while Desmond Tutu says the film “eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place.”

In Pray the Devil Back to Hell, these unsung Liberian women and their historic achievement at last find a voice. The documentary intersperses contemporary interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country. The coalition of Christian and Muslim women confronted cruelty and corruption, taking on Charles Taylor and the warlords. Their persistence brought about the exile of Charles Taylor and the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female head of state.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell marks the vanguard of a new wave of people taking control of their political destiny around the world. Balcony Releasing is distributing Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which is presented in association with Wide Angle Thirteen/WNET and Fork Films. Following its theatrical premiere on November 7, 2008 in New York City, Pray the Devil Back to Hell will have a national roll-out in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and additional markets.

The film is unrated with a running time of 72 minutes. Schedules, art, trailers, music, and more are available at www.praythedevilbacktohell.com/press."

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