Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.
Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is available through various broadcasters, platforms,
and retailers outside the US depending on the territory, including Netflix, iTunes, Vimeo, and more,
If you are interested in acquiring int’l rights for Pray the Devil Back to Hell, please contact our international sales agent,
That's it! Once you receive the DVD, you can go ahead and pick date(s) and venue(s) and schedule your screening(s).
Since its festival premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008 (where it won Best Documentary), Pray the Devil Back to Hell has screened in all 7 continents in over 60 countries in thousands of venues for women and men from all walks of life, in major cities as well as remote villages around the world. It has instilled hope and inspired many living in conflict zones and been called required viewing by dignitaries, politicians and leaders of peace keeping forces. The film is broadly credited with helping its lead figure Leymah Gbowee win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival, April 2008
Cowboy Award Winner
Audience Choice Award Jackson Hole
Film Festival, June 2008
Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film
Festival, June 2008
Special Jury Prize for
Traverse City Film Festival,
Crystal Heart Award for Best
Heartland Film Festival, October 2008
Best Documentary in the Interfaith
St. Louis International Film Festival,
Series honored by
The Television Academy Honors, March
The Gracie Awards, May 2012
Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker,
Presented by The White House Project,
Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker,
Global Women's Rights Awards
Presented by Feminist Majority
Foundation, April 2009
Leymah Gbowee & women of Liberia
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage
Presented by the John F. Kennedy
Library Foundation, May 2009
Auburn Lives of Commitment Award
Presented by Auburn Theological
Seminary, May 2009
Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker
1st Annual Media Awards
Presented by Women's Media Center,
Gruber Women's Rights Prize
Presented by The Peter and Patricia
Gruber Foundation, June 2009
Leymah Gbowee and the WIPNET
Honoree for Celebrate Africa
Presented by the Liberian Association
of Pennsylvania in collaboration with
the African-American Museum in
Philadelphia, July 2009
For Home DVDs, the film is available with subtitles for an additional cost.
Please contact us for more information if you would like to purchase a subtitled Home DVD.
English audio with Italian subtitles
English audio with French subtitles
English audio with Spanish subtitles
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Please note that these versions all have English audio (English dialogue/spoken language) with subtitles on the screen. There are currently NO dubbed versions of Pray the Devil Back to Hell available for purchase.
It’s easy! Please visit ro*co Films to order the Educational & Public Viewing DVD, which is specially licensed for public screenings and educational use. You can make your purchase by credit card, and the DVD will arrive to you in the mail. Feel free to pick any date and venue you like.
Domestic (U.S.) rights are no longer available. Please contact our international sales agent for all international inquiries for availability and licensing:
Please note that much of the material used in this film was sourced from archival footage licensed from a third party, but we can provide a cue sheet, screener and contact information for the sources. Kindly review our Licensing Policy, which lists contact information and further instructions on how to license clips from Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
At this time the filmmakers have begun other projects and are not currently available to travel on behalf of Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
However, if schedule allows, your invitation may be considered, so please feel free to contact Operations Manager Sarah Feuquay at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about filmmaker or speaker invitations.
Please make sure to include in your inquiry:
– What date(s) are you considering for a screening?
– Is there an honorarium/speakers fee? If yes, what is it?
– Who are you asking to speak, Abigail Disney or Gini Reticker?
– Will you cover all travel expenses including transportation costs and lodging if necessary? If yes, is there someone from your organization/institution that can book the travel & lodging, or should expenses be submitted for reimbursement?
– If neither Abby or Gini can attend, AND there is a speakers fee and travel costs covered, would you be interested in other speakers, such as any women from the film, crew members, or other people who can speak about Liberia, please contact us and we’d be happy to make suggestions.
– Are you screening the film regardless of a speaker attending?
Please write to us with detailed information in regards to your inquiry and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate party. Please keep in mind that they may not be able to personally respond to each request.
Thank you for asking!
Please visit Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, an organization that envisions a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development, or Peace is Loud, the foundation inspired by Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Peace is Loud’s mission is to generate a groundswell of people committed to building a culture of peace.
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