WOMEN, WAR & PEACE

Program Details
Air Time: 
07/30/2014 - 10:00pm - 10:59pm
Program Title: 
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.womenwarandpeace.org/
PSIP Description: 
The story of the Liberian women who took on dictator Charles Taylor's regime and won peace in 2003.
Long Description: 
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" is the story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women -- ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim -- formed a thin but unshakeable line between the opposing forces. Armed only with white t-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they literally faced down the killers who had turned Liberia into hell on earth. In one memorable scene, the women barricaded the site of stalled peace talks in Ghana and refused to move until a deal was done. Their demonstrations culminated in Taylor's exile and the rise of Africa's first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This film is an example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.