International Alert is screening Pray the Devil Back to Hell next week. I hear it’s well worth catching so I thought I’d share.
It’s an inspiring story about brave Liberian women, both Christian and Muslim, who helped restore peace in their country torn apart by a brutal civil war through non-violent protests. Awarded Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, it is said to be an eye-opener to the power of ordinary people and grassroots activism.
The evening will close with a Q&A session chaired by Oona King, with Etweda “sugars” Cooper and Asatu Bah Kenneth, two protagonists in the film.
Date: Wednesday, 2 December, 2009
Place: Kings Place – 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
RSVP: Contact Minna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your comment on Chimamanda. I have that collection of short stories in my ‘to buy’ list but I have read two other short stories by her in The Guardian’s Saturday Review. She’s an amazing writer.
I wish I could make it to next week’s screening. In my previous life I would be the one coordinating the showing and chairing the Q&A. Oona has come a long way from being one of ‘Blair’s babes’ (whatever that meant at the time) and established herself as a vocal supporter of mixed race people, diversity and the like. I would love to come and if I was teaching at the London Studio Centre I could have combined the two, but alas, I’ll have to wait for the next time.
Thanks a lot for the news.