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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Great Documentary on Darfur

If you want to get a better understanding of the conflict in Darfur, I highly recommend the movie The Devil Came on Horseback. It provides some of the history of the region and lots of actual footage and photographs from the genocide occurring.

A former Marine was hired by the UN to monitor the ceasefire in Sudan, but instead cataloged the brutal killing and ethnic cleansing that took place in the dessert. It chronicles how the United States finally recognized the killings as genocide, but failed to take any meaningful action to stopping the ruthless and indiscriminate massacre. The grotesque violence is captured in heartbreaking and gut wrenching actual photos take in the wake of Janjaweed attacks.

Watched helplessly as he could take no action, other than to report the story and know that nobody was listening to his cries for help for the native Sudanese. The images and footage in this movie are very graphic, so please be ready to see the evil of our world.
For more information on how to get involved in stopping the genocide, please visit the wonderful group making great efforts to inform the public and stop the killing, Save Darfur.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: With modern technologies and on-the-ground reporting, those with courage are able to speak of the violence of genocide in efforts to stop the killing unlike past genocides.

1 comment:

Delilah and Rocket said...

Darfur is a tragedy. I hope there is a special place in Hell for those who commit such atrocities like genocide.

How any nation cannot lend help is terrible. The U.S. is distracted with Iraq, etc. Since Darfur has no resources that the U.S. needs - like oil - it's sadly ignored.