Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
24 October 2019, 14:00 to 16:00 Please note: this event has passed
Bush House South East Wing, Strand Campus, London
As part of Black History Month, the African Leadership Centre (ALC) will be hosting a screening and discussion on the documentary 'Prey the Devil Back to Hell' about the role of women in the Liberian Civil War.
About Pray the Devil Back to Hell
'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.
This event has been organised by Fellows on the ALC Peace and Security Fellowship Programme for African Scholars in collaboration with students on the MSc Leadership and Development, and MSc Security, Leadership and Society.
*This event is for King's students and staff only
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