Peace in the Desert Film Screening & Panel Discussion

11/06/2009 - 6:30pm
Off campus
UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditorium

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public; no RSVP required. 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.

Members of the UNLV faculty participating in the panel discussion immediately following the screening:

  • Lois Helmbold - Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Studies
  • Tiffiany Howard - Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Michelle Kuenzi - Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science


This event is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, UNLV Department of Women’s Studies, and Movies the Matter For more information, call (702) 895-2421.