How can activism, philanthropy and filmmaking combine to create a platform for sustainable and constructive social innovation? Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent warlords and corrupt Charles Taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered country in 2003. After a screening of this important film, producer Abigail Disney will talk about the work of the film, its challenges and the opportunities it has created.
About the Speaker:
Abigail Disney (Producer) is Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation. She has spoken internationally about the power of activist philanthropy and the importance of pursuing a life of engaged and intelligent volunteerism. Abby serves on the boards of the White House Project, and the Global Fund for Women, and the Fund for the City of New York, as well as on the advisory boards of the Association to Benefit Children, and the HIV Law Project. She is currently co-producing, with Gini Reticker, a series for Wide Angle and WNET tentatively called “Women and Children First” about the changing role of women in conflict worldwide.
Pre-competitive purposes / innovation / research / collaboration refers to early stage, multi-sector, “market development” efforts that aim to open up space and capacity for cooperation & competition by developing knowledge, expectations, standards.