Awards and Praise

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"Eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place." Desmond Tutu, Winner 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"I was very moved. I think Pray the Devil Back to Hell can educate and maybe prevent other countries from slipping into the kind of chaos that my country experienced. It's going to make a major contribution."

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"The movie, for me, was about much more than the tragic, and then ultimately uplifting events in Liberia. It was about the power of ordinary people to intervene in their own fate...Leymah Gbowee...should be a lesson to all of us."

New York Times (op-ed column)

"Unbelievably inspiring."Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best selling author

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell is inspiring, it is exciting and it is riveting storytelling. And, I know from my own experiences in Liberia, that it is brilliantly real. The women in this story are a model for all of us and Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker's tour de force left me full of hope and optimism."Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan


A complete list of awards can be downloaded as either a Microsoft Word Document or a PDF.

Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival, April 2008

Cowboy Award Winner – Audience Choice Award
Jackson Hole Film Festival, June 2008

Witness Award
Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival, June 2008

Special Jury Prize for Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Traverse City Film Festival, August 2008

Crystal Heart Award for Best Documentary Feature
Heartland Film Festival, October 2008

Best Documentary in the Interfaith Category
St. Louis International Film Festival, November 2008

My Media Award
The 4th Annual MY HERO Film Festival, November 2008

"Blessed Are the Peacemakers" Awards
presented by U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC), December 2008

Jury Award / Best Film Award
(won jointly by "Pray The Devil Back to Hell" and "The Sari Soldiers")
Tri Continental Film Festival, January 2009

Best of the Fest Selection
Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 2009

Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, February 2009

The Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
Cinema for Peace, February 2009

Rudolf Vrba Award in the Right to Know Competition
One World International Human Rights Festival, Prague, March 2009

Best of Fest
Women's Film Festival, Benefit for the Women's Crisis Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, March 2009

Wilbur Award
Best Film Documentary, March 2009

Golden Butterfly
Movies That Matter Festival, April 2009

Ndinadsawapanga award
I Will Tell Festival, May 2009

Gabriel Award
presented by The Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals, August 2009

Gold Audience Award
Vancouver Amnesty International Film Festival, November 2010

Nominations for Pray the Devil Back to Hell

2008 Satellite Award, Nominated: Best Documentary

2008 IDA (International Documentary Association) Documentary Awards
Nominated: ABC News Video Source Award
Nominated: Pare Lorentz Award

2009 Cinema for Peace, Nominated: International Human Rights Award

2010 American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults list

AWARDS for Women, War & Peace

Series honored by
The Television Academy Honors, March 2012

Outstanding Series
The Gracie Awards, May 2012

AWARDS for Individuals associated with the film

Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Leymah Gbowee
Epic Awards
Presented by The White House Project, April 2008

Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Leymah Gbowee
Global Women's Rights Awards
Presented by Feminist Majority Foundation, April 2009

Leymah Gbowee & women of Liberia
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award®
Presented by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, , May 2009

Abigail Disney
Auburn Lives of Commitment Award
Presented by Auburn Theological Seminary, May 2009

Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker
1st Annual Media Awards
Presented by Women's Media Center, June 2009

Leymah Gbowee
Gruber Women’s Rights Prize
Presented by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, June 2009

Leymah Gbowee and the WIPNET women
Honoree for Celebrate Africa
Presented by the Liberian Association of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the African-American Museum in Philadelphia, July 2009

Leymah Gbowee, Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker
Crystal Award
Presented by The Victor E. Ward Educational Fund, November 2009

Leymah Gbowee
The Living Legends Award
Presented by Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh Day Adventist Church, February 2010

Leymah Gbowee
John Jay Justice Award
Presented by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Livia Prize
Presented by the Livia Fund, September 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Honoree for Community Leaders & Legends Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
Presented by The Liberian Organization of the Piedmont (LOP), September 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Jolli Humanitarian Award
Presented by Riverdale Country School, September 2010

Leymah Gbowee
1st Centenary award
Presented by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), October 2010

Leymah Gbowee
Women of Substance Award
Presented by African Women Development Fund (AWDF), November 2010

Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker
Athena Award
Presented by Barnard College, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Athena Film Festival, February 2011

Abigail Disney
International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award
Presented by Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR), Spring 2011

Leymah Gbowee
2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Awarded to Leymah Gbowee, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.

Leymah Gbowee
Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa
Presented by Rhodes University, April 2012

Abigail Disney
2012 Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer - News/Non-Fiction for Women, War & Peace
Presented by The Gracie Awards, May 2012

Abigail Disney and Leymah Gbowee
The James Parks Morton Interfaith Award
Presented by Interfaith Center Of New York, June 2012