PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL


Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the gripping account of a group of brave, visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia. I watched this documentary on freedomfilmfest 2010. I was very impressed and amazed by making this documentary. It gives us a very clear picture of their government to be imprisoned cruelly ignores the people there. I wonder if our country Malaysia is the same as the country of Liberia, are women in Malaysia will be doing the same things as women in Liberia? For me, if I am a female citizen of Liberia, though not as beautiful as our country but I'm still proud that there are very brave woman and can be proud of and an example to all women in the world. RESPECT!!


Leymah Roberta Gbowee
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Women in Peace & Security Network - Africa
(WIPSEN-Africa)


You can visit http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com to buy these documentaries on DVD. Orite!!! let me tell you a little bit about this story, Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous 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 (pliz Malaysia jangan gaduh pasal agama lagi ok) 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. Want to know more about this story? Please buy the DVD on their website hehehe....


Without much check out the trailer now with RESPECT!!!! hehe~












AWARDS FOR PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival, April 2008

Cowboy Award Winner – Audience Choice Award
Jackson Hole Film Festival, June 2008

Witness Award
Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival, June 2008

Special Jury Prize for Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Traverse City Film Festival, August 2008

Crystal Heart Award for Best Documentary Feature
Heartland Film Festival, October 2008

Best Documentary in the Interfaith Category
St. Louis International Film Festival, November 2008

My Media Award
The 4th Annual MY HERO Film Festival, November 2008 

"Blessed Are the Peacemakers" Awards 
presented by U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC), December 2008

Jury Award / Best Film Award
(won jointly by "Pray The Devil Back to Hell" and "The Sari Soldiers")
Tri Continental Film Festival, January 2009

Best of the Fest Selection
Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 2009

Social Justice Award for Documentary Film 
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, February 2009

The Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 
Cinema for Peace, February 2009 

Rudolf Vrba Award in the Right to Know Competition
One World International Human Rights Festival, Prague, March 2009

Best of Fest
Women's Film Festival, Benefit for the Women's Crisis Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, March 2009

Wilbur Award
Best Film Documentary, March 2009

Golden Butterfly
Movies That Matter Festival, April 2009

Ndinadsawapanga award
I Will Tell Festival, May 2009

Gabriel Award
presented by The Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals, August 2009



NOMINATIONS FOR PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

2008 Satellite Award, Nominated: Best Documentary

2008 IDA (International Documentary Association) Documentary Awards
Nominated: ABC News Video Source Award
Nominated: Pare Lorentz Award

2009 Cinema for Peace, Nominated: International Human Rights Award

2010 American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults list



AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FILM

Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Leymah Gbowee
Epic Awards
The White House Project, April 2008

Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Leymah Gbowee
Global Women's Rights Awards
Feminist Majority Foundation, April 2009

Leymah Gbowee & women of Liberia
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award®, May 2009

Abigail Disney
Auburn Lives of Commitment Award, Auburn Theological Seminary, May 2009

Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker
1st Annual Media Awards presented by Women's Media Center, June 2009

Leymah Gbowee
Gruber Women’s Rights Prize, June 2009

Leymah Gbowee and the WIPNET women
Honoree for Celebrate Africa presented by the Liberian Association of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the African-American Museum in Philadelphia, July 2009 

Leymah Gbowee, Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker
Crystal Award presented by The Victor E. Ward Educational Fund, November 2009

Leymah Gbowee
The Living Legends Award, February 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Livia Prize presented by the Livia Fund, September 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Honoree for Community Leaders & Legends Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, September 2010
presented by The Liberian Organization of the Piedmont (LOP)


5 comments:

Dean Winchester said...

fuyoo, banyak gila award. tak keluar kat pawagam ke?

dedekconference said...

yup2!! mmg byk..tp xkluar kat pawagam d MALAYSIA...sigh~ dedek tgk nie pun di freedomfilmfest 2010, 17hb ari tu...mmg best,membuka mata kita n plus pembuat dokumentari nie seorang perempuan mat saleh yang BERANI!!..hopefully akan kluar d discovery or history channel nnt...

Anonymous said...

powerlh u pok......hahaha...

dedekconference said...

siapakah?anyway~ Thanks Beb!! ;)

Makbulkah Doa said...

Semoga Abang Sukseslah...Kami menunggu untuk berkhidmat pada next shortfilm...pastikan shortfilm kita setanding dgn Pray The Devil To Hell :D

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