Peace in the Desert Film Screening and Panel Discussion

11/06/2009 - 6:30pm

Peace in the Desert Film Screening and Panel Discussion with special guest commentary by Amos Sawyer, former President of Liberia (1990-1994)

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL is the gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades-old civil war. The women's historic yet unsung achievement finds voice in a narrative that intersperses contemporary interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.

The following members of the UNLV faculty participated in the panel discussion immediately following the screening: Lois Helmbold, Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies; Tiffiany Howard, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science; and Michelle Kuenzi, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science.

This event was co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, UNLV Department of Women’s Studies, and Movies that Matter.

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News Release:
Saltman Center to Screen Film on Liberian Peace Process and Host Discussion with Former Liberian President Amos Sawyer
News Clippings:
11-03-09 - Las Vegas Sun: Pray the Devil Back to Hell screening and lecture with Dr. Amos Sawyer
11-02-09 - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Former Liberian president to speak at UNLV on Friday
11-06-09 - Las Vegas City Life: The power of nonviolence
11-09-09 - The Rebel Yell: Film aims to rebuild post-war Liberia
11-12-09 - Las Vegas City Life: Considerable Progress
Radio Interview: KNPR's State of Nevada Interview with Amos Sawyer, airdate: 11-06-09