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Darfur Now

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material involving crimes against humanity
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Primary Audience:
Adults, Teens
Genre:
Documentary
Length:
1 hr. 39 min.
Year of Release:
2007
USA Release:
November 9, 2007; DVD release: May 27, 2008
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Featuring: Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar, Hawa Abaker, Hejewa Adam, Kalatumh Adam, Xabier Aguirre, Sam Brownback, Don Cheadle, Hillary Rodham Clinton, 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, John Prendergast, Pablo Recalde, Hawa Saleman, Musa Sharif, Adam Sterling, Dana Sterling, Wayne Sterling, James Sweeney, Jennifer Trone
Director: Ted Braun
Producer: Omar Amanat, Don Cheadle, Gary Greenbaum, Gary Greenebaum, Mark Jonathan Harris, Matt Palmieri, Dean Schramm, Cathy Schulman, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Lenore Zerman
Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

“Six stories. One hope.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Darfur Now’ is a call to action for people everywhere to help end the crisis in Darfur. For the first time in history, the US Government has declared a genocide while it is ongoing. In this film, the struggles and achievements of six very different individuals bring to light the situation in Darfur and the need to get involved. From a UCLA graduate in Los Angeles, California, to a Darfurian woman who joins rebel forces, to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to a United Nations humanitarian on the ground in Sudan, to an internationally known actor and activist, and finally to a community leader in a West Darfur refugee camp, the film portrays the heroic efforts of six people responding to a humanitarian tragedy unfolding before our eyes. Written and directed by Ted Braun, the film explores the Darfur conflict through the first-hand experiences of Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling.”

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Movie Critics
…extremely moving and informative… Though a little short on the political details, the film expediently lays out the plight of 2.5 million displaced Sudanese and then features six people who are doing something about it.
—Katey Rich, Film Journal International
…both important and engrossing, devastating yet inspiring… providing a clear, concise historical/political timeline of the complex events leading to the crisis…
—Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
…It is not a compelling documentary (too much exposition, not enough on-the-spot reality), but it is instructive and disturbing. …
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
…a worthy if inconsistent attempt at collaring a concerned audience and saying, ‘You, too, can make a difference.’ …The thoughtfulness and commitment of actor Don Cheadle impresses…
—Jan Stuart, Newsday