Film Screening: "Pray the devil back to hell"

Past Event

27 February 2012, 7:30pm

Ultimate Picture Palace
Jeune Street, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 1BN

This film screening is hosted by Oxford Brookes University and is part of the 10th annual human rights film festival

Summary: 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell' (Gini Reticker, 2008, Documentary, 72 mins) is the inspirational story of thousands of Liberian women, Muslim and Christian, who came together to help force an end to the country's atrocious civil war, leading to the removal of murderous warlords from power and a new path for the Liberian people towards peace and democracy. This award-winning documentary shows how a unified voice – women's voice – can prevail over violence and madness. Featured prominently are Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, two winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.


  • Wendy Fenton, Humanitarian Practice Network Co-ordinator, Overseas Development Institute
  • Ruairi Nolan, Head of Asia, Peace Direct
  • Dr Hugo Slim, Visiting fellow, Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
  • Mike Wooldridge, BBC World Affairs Corresponden