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Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – first screening
September 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. A co-production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films, Women, War & Peace places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare. The mini-series will broadcast on five consecutive Tuesday evenings: October 11, 18 , and 25 and November 1 and 8 (check local listing).
Join us for a preview and panel discussion of the October 18 episode, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, 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. The post-screening discussion will feature IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia and Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities and also from Liberia.
Co-sponsor for Community Cinema [DC]’s Women, War & Peace previews: WHUT, Busboys and Poets, Washington DCJCC, Center for Social Media at American University, Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital, Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy In Focus, OneBlue.org, and PeacexPeace.
An RSVP is strongly recommended. Click here to RSVP or for more information or call 202-939-0794.