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Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) is the inspiring account of a group of ordinary womenMuslim and Christian, rich and poor, urban and ruralwho came together to bring peace to their beloved but war-torn Liberia. The story of their protest's historic achievement is suspenseful and ultimately incredibly satisfying. According to Desmond Tutu, the film “eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place.”

Join the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell Cinema for a free screening of this documentary about the women's peace movement led by Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace laureate and speaker at this year's Bartel's World Affairs Lecture. Part of the Einaudi Center's work on Inequalities, Identities, and Justice, this year's lecture and film screening are cosponsored by Einaudi's IAD and Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Find out about the Bartels lecture and reserve your ticket to see Leymah Gbowee in person on May 3.


How did Leymah Gbowee's protests lead to lasting peace? Read a Bartels explainer by Naminata Diabate.



N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, Director, Institute for African Development; Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center, College of Arts & Sciences

Muna B. Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, Cornell Law School

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell Cinema, Language Resource Center, Diversity, Global Learning, David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement





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