17 January 2011

I am curious...

have you seen this or heard of it?

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the remarkable but little-known story of a small band of unarmed women who risked their lives to bring change to Liberia. Reconstructing the moment through interviews, archival footage and striking images of contemporary Liberia. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women confronted cruelty and corruption, taking on Charles Taylor and the warlords and bringing peace to their country after decades of war. Their demonstrations brought about the exile of Charles Taylor and the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female head of state and mark the vanguard of a new wave of people taking control of their political destiny around the world.  (from their youtube summary)

I have read about the women that this documentary is of, before. But I haven't seen this documentary. I found it on their website, which I found through a personal blog of a fashion designer raising funds to go work with the group Amani Ya Juu in Africa. You should check out their blog, I thought it was fascinating.



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