posted January 22, 2009

Knickerbocker to Show “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

The Hope College Knickerbocker Film Series will present the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" on Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 2-4, and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" chronicles the story of Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Thousands of women--ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim--came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they took on the warlords and nonviolently forced a resolution during the stalled peace talks.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has said that the film "eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a better, safer, more peaceful place."

Tickets are $6 for regular admission and $5 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the ticket office in the front lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.