Pray The Devil Back To Hell, an award-winning documentary about Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war and won peace for their shattered country in 2003, will be screened on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alexander Kasser Theater on the campus of Montclair State University.
Among the women featured in the documentary is Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Liberian women’s peace movement. Her book, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War, will be published this month by Tina Brown’s Beast Books and will be available for sale at the screening.
A panel discussion and “talkback” with producer Abigail Disney, director Ginny Reticker, and Montclair State professor Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia, and moderated by television news personality Mary Alice Williams, will follow the screening. NJTV will record and broadcast the discussion.
The screening is a joint effort of the Montclair International Film Festival, Montclair State University, NJTV, and BlueWaveNJ.
Admission to the event is free for Montclair State students, faculty, and staff. General admission tickets to the event are available for a $20 donation to the Montclair International Film Festival at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198373.