Thursday, September 1, 2011

Film showing update for tonight

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM

On page 29 in today's Independent, we note that the Independent Film Society of Colorado is showing Peace Unveiled tonight.

IFSOC has actually changed the film to Pray the Devil Back to Hell:

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — formed a thin but unshakeable line between the opposing forces. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they literally faced down the killers who had turned Liberia into hell on earth. In one memorable scene, the women barricaded the site of stalled peace talks in Ghana and refused to move until a deal was done. Their demonstrations culminated in Taylor’s exile and the rise of Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Inspiring and uplifting, Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a compelling example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Though the film has changed, the times (at 6 and 8 p.m.), location (Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center) and cost (free!) have not.

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