Sunday, September 9, 2007

Darfur Now

Very well-done documentary on the situation in Darfur, Sudan. Although the facts presented in the film make this an educational exercise ... and the facts wash over a viewer at a film festival (it's too much information to retain) they will be easily absorbed by a viewer of this documentary.

What sets this documentary apart, though, is that "just the facts" is not the only thing this film is about. It follows the stories of six people who are doing something to alleviate the situation. Three of these people were at the after-film Q & A: actor Don Cheadle, activist Adam Stirling, and international jurist Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

The other three are still in the Sudan: a female freedom fighter, a sheik working in the camps trying to help displaced people, and an aid worker trying to get food to the displaced people's camps.

Director: Ted Braun
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Language: English
Runtime: 92 minutes
Music: Graeme Revell; featuring the song: "Love's in Need of Love Today", written by Stevie Wonder, performed by Stevie Wonder and Bono.
With: Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Adam Sterling.