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TitleAbigail Disney to Screen Award-Winning Documentary at USD on International Women’s Day
Date3.04.11
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659
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On Tuesday, March 8, filmmaker Abigail Disney will present the keynote address at the annual International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.

The annual event convenes 200 attendees representing over two dozen organizations and groups in San Diego. Abigail will be screening a trailer to Women, War & Peace, about the unreported role of women in peace processes around the world.

Later that day the Institute will screen “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with Abigail, an award-winning filmmaker, philanthropist and scholar.

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women, including IPJ Woman PeaceMaker Vaiba Kebeh Flomo, who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, the film honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring and uplifting, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Tickets can be purchased for the breakfast at http://peace.kintera.org/iwdb2011. The film screening is free. Both events are open to the press.


WHO: Abigail Disney, producer of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

WHAT: Keynote lecture and breakfast; film screening with question and answer period

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. Film screening from 6 -8 p.m.