Darfur Now

Release date:November 2, 2007
(NY, LA)

Studio:Warner Independent Pictures

Director:Ted Braun

MPAA Rating:PG (for thematic material involving crimes against humanity)


Starring:Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mahmoud Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Adam Sterling


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Plot Summary:

Six lives transformed by human tragedy. Six people united by a belief that anything is possible. Six people committed to stop the worst crisis of the 21st century. Six ways to save Darfur. Even the smallest act makes a difference. "Darfur Now" is a call to action for people everywhere to help stop the catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. For the first time in history, the US government has declared a genocide while it is still ongoing. In this documentary the struggles and achievements of six very different individuals bring to light the situation in Darfur and illustrate the absolute need to get involved. From a UCLA graduate in Manhattan Beach, California, to a Darfurian woman who joins rebel forces, to the Chief 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 trying to resolve a humanitarian tragedy unfolding before our very 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 Mahmoud Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling.

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