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Darfur Now 2007

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This film is a call to action for people everywhere to help stop thegenocide in Darfur, examining genocide in Sundan's western region.

Starring:
Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Ted Braun
Starring Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar
Supporting actors Hawa Abaker, Hejewa Adam, Kalatumh Adam, Xabier Aguirre, Sam Brownback, Don Cheadle, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Essa Faal, Vanessa Haas, Nimeri Issa, Asha Abdal Khaleeq, Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, John McCain, Jason Miller, Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Adebowale Omofade
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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By Daniel B. Clendenin on July 28, 2008
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The Darfur region of Sudan is an area the size of France with about six million people from a hundred tribes. The Sudanese government of president Omar al-Bashir has backed the Janjaweed militias to plunder, pillage, rape women of every age, and liquidate entire villages. According to the United Nations, 400,000 people have died, and over 2 million have been displaced (many refugees pouring into Chad). This documentary takes you to Darfur and introduces you to people who experienced these atrocities; but the film is really about six very different people and what they are doing to stop the genocide -- Argentinian Luis Moreno, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in the Hague; American Adam Sterling, co-founder of the Sudan Divestment Task Force; Chief Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Abakar of the Hamadea Displaced Persons Camp; actor Don Cheadle; World Food Program officer Pablo Recalde; and Hejewa Adam, a woman rebel of the Sudanese Liberation Movement. "Our problems have no limits," said one Darfurian.
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Since 2003, the people of Darfur - mainly tribal blacks - have been undergoing a systematic genocide at the hands of the largely Arab-run government of Sudan (Darfur being a western region of that nation). The UN has estimated that, as of 2007, 200,000 residents of Darfur have been slaughtered and 2.5 million more displaced from their homes and forced to flee to refugee camps both inside Darfur and in neighboring countries.

The must-see documentary "Darfur Now" focuses on six specific individuals who have chosen to make a difference in the world. Adam Sterling, co-founder of Sudan Divestment Task Force, is a young activist from Los Angeles who spends his time not only trying to raise public awareness of the atrocities taking place in that part of the world but also lobbying the California legislature and governor to get oil companies to stop funding the Sudanese government. Luis Moreno-Ocampo is a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court whose job it is to build a case against the Sudanese government officials in order to bring them to justice in The Hague. Ahmed Mohammad Abakar is the Chief Sheikh of the Hamadea Displaced Persons Camp. Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda") is, of course, a well-known movie star and author who has met with a number of world leaders on the issue. Pablo Recalde is a humanitarian who delivers food to people in the refugee camps, often at great personal risk to himself and those who work with him. And, finally, Hejewa Adam is a rebel for the Sudan Liberation Movement, a group dedicated to fighting back against the killers.
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Genocide is an issue that has angered and frustrated so many people. This film while exploring something seemingly so hopeless and so bleak in its subject matter shows that a great deal of involvement must take place in order to implement even the smallest of changes. I think this film should be required viewing for all of humanity. Ive seen several documentaries about genocide taking place currently and it makes me very angry. To think that even though the united states and other powerful nations have horrible genocides from the past to learn from, it astounds me how nothing ever changes. When people get involved they take on an incredible responsibility that can last many years and get them only another few feet forward in the war against genocide. One thing I learned from this film is that when movie stars become embassadors toward peace when the elected officials of their own country should be doing this is sickens me to the heart. To see those citizens of Sudan who are raped, tortured, burned, and driven from thier homes learning of the efforts of a few selfless people working hard together to create change, and these helpless people see them as saviors when they do so little is truly heartbreaking. By the end of this film so much work done by these determined individuals only results in so little being done about it, it makes me so frustrated. I begin thinking What can I do to help Maybe I should purchase a one way to ticket to Darfur, pick up an ak-47, and stand side by side with these brave women and men who have suffered unspeakable horrors and help fight the injustice. Maybe if 500,000 of us average americans were willing to do this maybe something truly significant could be done to stop to senseless horrors going on over there. It seems the work done through diplomatic channels isnt solving the problem, but something must be done. Am I willing to do what ever it takes even if it means my own life? Someone has to do it, so why not me. Why not you?
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I used this as a film for my Government classes and it was very useful as a learning tool and easily expanded into other teaching moments. There are some very personable examples that can impact the way you thought about Darfur.
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This highlights the cause and the people who are helping that cause of Darfur. I hope this opens people's eyes to the real problems in Sudan. Cheers for those who are out to publish truth.
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Movie was ok.Has a very misleading description of stars who are in this film.Matthew McConaughey,Kate Hudson,Donald Sutherland,Alexis Dziena.This is a documentary and does not have any acting.These stars do not appear in this film.I purchased this movie expecting something totally different than what I received.Disappointed!
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