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Darfur Now (2007)



Critic Consensus: Although Darfur Now is not always engaging as cinema, the film succeeds in bringing attention to the crisis in Darfur.

Movie Info

Ted Braun's documentary about Darfur showcases how six different people have each done their part in order to help stop the genocide in the region and bring humanitarian relief to the millions there who suffer. His subjects include a UCLA student who, with no political experience whatsoever, passes a state bill to stop any money from going to Sudan; the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; Pablo Recalde, a central figure in the World Food Program; and actor Don Cheadle, the star of the movie Hotel Rwanda.more
Rating: PG (for thematic material involving crimes against humanity)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ted Braun, Theodore Braun
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 27, 2008
Box Office: $63.9k
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Darfur Now

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (32)

Thoughtful, sobering, hopeful, despairing, inspirational, depressing, and just in time for the holidays comes Darfur Now, a documentary about genocide in the Sudan.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Top Critic

Informative and effortlessly gripping.

December 7, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Slick, impassioned, and guardedly upbeat.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The title says Darfur Now -- not Darfur Then, not Darfur Sometime. But the question it asks emphatically is, Darfur Now What?

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms.

Full Review… | November 17, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The depressing subtext is that even with detailed proof of ongoing genocide, it takes movie stars to get to the movers and shakers, and to get worthy movies like this one into theaters.

Full Review… | November 17, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Darfur Now

Necessary but not great. The multiple perspectives really didn't work. An entire film just talking to the people of Darfur would have had more of an impact. The Hollywood stars made me want to nap.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

DARFUR NOW engages us to understand and learn the crisis in sudan from different perspectives from a celebrity, a young college student, people inside the administration to people being held in this genocide. Although the event might seem hopeless at times, the documentary shows how the 6 people presented in the film are not letting their hands down and still keep on fighting against this massacre. It also incites us the viewers to do something about this crisis and to never lose faith.

All in all, i strongly recommend this film because it is a genocide which is held right now as we speak in the 21st century . It is our mandate as civilians of the world to come together and act as one in order to stop this political non sense which engenders millions of Sudanese civillians.

Linda K. T.

Super Reviewer

Interesting and important documentary covering some of the crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. This movie covers Don Cheadle going to China and Egypt, volunteers in Los Angeles, people in Darfur, an ICC prosecutor, the state of California, and many more people in a complex and important story.

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