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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.

Starting on October 11th, 2011 at 10:00 PM EST (check local listings), PBS is launching a special series on Women, War and Peace. Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The second program in the series, on October 18 will be the broadcast of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, airing for the first time on U.S. television.  A production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films in association with WNET and ITVS, Women, War & Peace places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, the series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Simultaneously, they are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.

For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/

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