Film:"Darfur Now"

"Darfur Now"

DARFUR NOW is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity's darkest hours – a call to action for people everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan.

In this documentary, the struggles and achievements of six different individuals from inside Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and show how the actions of one person can make a difference to millions.

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. Executive Produced by Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyerman, Omar Amanat, Matt Palmieri, Gary Greenebaum and Dean Schramm Produced by Cathy Schulman, Don Cheadle and Mark Jonathan Harris. Continue reading about the movie...

Directed by: Ted Braun
Rated: PG for thematic material involving crimes against humanity

Scheduled to open:
November 2, 2007:
Los Angeles
New York

November 9:
San Francisco
Washington DC

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Photo credit: Lynsey Addario © 2007 AIW Documentary, LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Director Ted Braun traveled throughout Darfur from January through May 2007 making a documentary about the complex tragedy unfolding in Sudan’s westernmost region – a problem the UN has described as “the world’s greatest humanitarian and human rights catastrophe.”

His goal was to get inside the crisis, literally and figuratively, and return with a film that humanized the conflict and transported audiences to places they’d never been.

Braun was granted unprecedented access to the camps for the internally displaced people of Darfur, Sudanese government officials, members of the nomadic communities and the rebels - including exclusive access to the Sudanese Liberation Army controlled territory in the Jebel Marra region, a place and group never before filmed.  During most of that time he and the small film crew were the only members of western media allowed in Darfur, which had been closed to the press since mid-November 2006. Continue reading about the filmmakers...

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In April 2006 veteran journalist Nick Clooney was asked by his son, George, to accompany him to the troubled region of Darfur. The goal was to shine a light on the modern day genocide occurring in this remote and desolate region of Africa. They went unannounced; without press, without escort and without security, just Nick, George and cameraman, Mike Herron, a personal friend. This documentary is an account of their journey, the stories of unimaginable violence that have befallen the Darfurians and the courage of the aid workers who struggle to provide relief to two hundred thousand refugees. The documentary also provides background on the crises and the efforts of individuals and groups to stand up and say, "Not on our watch!"

100% of AmericanLife TV's proceeds on the sale of this DVD go to NOOW was created by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub to support existing humanitarian relief efforts and to ensure the protection of civilians in Darfur.