Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" is the gripping account of a group of brave women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades-long civil war. The women's historic achievement finds its voice in a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Consensus: This political documentary about protests during the Liberian Civil War is an uplifting celebration of the capacity of everyday people to affect great change.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An object lesson in interfaith cooperation and an instructional manual for people committed to making systemic political change through nonviolent means.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A modest but effective work of documentary uplift.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

The movie is clear-eyed and fearless in its recounting of the horrors of civil war, if also somewhat unsettling in demonstrating the power of documentary to desensitize viewers to even the most appalling atrocities.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The film is brief and not especially creative in its storytelling, but nonetheless unforgettable; this remarkable story deserved to be captured on film.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific.

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Kam Williams

A glorious tribute to a bi-partisan sisterhood of Christian and Muslim women fed up with having to raise their children amidst the incessant slaughter, raping and looting of the Liberian civil war.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

This illuminating film by director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney is a much-needed attempt to put the spotlight on a moment of history that still inspires.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Pray the Devil uses its brief 72 minutes to tell one of the truly heartening international political stories of recent years.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Although filling the watcher with the same sort of outrage that inspired the women to stand up and be counted, this is, at heart, a testimony to the power of solidarity and sisterhood through a single purpose.

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