Daily Archives: June 22, 2013

EVENTS – Six Great Films at This Week’s UNHCR Film Festival

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Tickets are almost sold out, so act quickly if you’d like to catch one of this year’s offerings at the Yau Ma Tei Cinematheque. The festival runs from 20th – 26th June. Trailers below…

War Witch

“Somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, in a small isolated village, Komona, a twelve-year-old girl, lived peacefully with her parents until the day the rebels came. They pillaged the village, captured Komona and forced her to commit an irreparable act: slay her parents… Time passes – Komona is now 14 and pregnant. War Witch is a life lesson, a story of human resilience. Oscar nominee.”

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

“This film chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country… Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.”