Facing possible torture and death at the hands of the warlords tearing their country asunder, the women of Liberia stood up and resisted the violence through non-violent means, helping bring an end to their countrys civil war. The story of those women is told in Pray the Devil Back to Hell, an award-winning documentary by director Gini Reticker that opens tonight at Starz FilmCenter. Its a captivating tale of courage, hope and conviction that offers an example of how peoples best qualities can overcome horrific circumstances.
It's a very women-empowering film about making change in a world where people think you can't make change, explains programming director Keith Garcia. All of the people involved in the story are really compelling.
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Starz is at 900 Auraria Parkway, in the Tivoli; tickets are $9.50, $7 for students and seniors. For showtimes and additional info, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456, ext. 250.
Jan. 16-29, 2009