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.

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Filmmaker Ted Braun takes a closer look at genocide in Darfur with this documentary featuring Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle.
PG (for thematic material involving crimes against humanity)
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (30)

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
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Informative and effortlessly gripping.

December 7, 2007
Miami Herald
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Slick, impassioned, and guardedly upbeat.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Boston Globe
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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
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A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms.

Full Review… | November 16, 2007
New York Daily News
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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.

November 16, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Darfur Now

A great film about how everyone can help end the genocide in Darfur. It tugs at your conscience of empowers everyone to know that doing something is better than doing nothing. Divest for Darfur!

david wilcox
david wilcox

oil, fuel for the future is and will be OIL! we can debate this another time but the simple facts are the world is CUT up in to national military interest strictly because of oil. The most powerful nation on earth MAIN PRIORITY in social, military interest is about the securing resource such as oil and water for its people. this so call darfur movie is a otherwise propaganda film to gain american/eurocentic sympathy. it is in our interest to establish power with the new government in darfur because there are so much oil in sudan! sad facts tare these mass murder are a form of genocide, but other dictators in the pockets of european union and united state such as democratic republic of congo have know to mass murder up to three million of its own people. all the while we just quietly work out deals with their leaders. countries like Oil and Gas rich Nigeria, Oil and Gas rich Equatorial Guinea all committed atrocity against its poeple that american oil company have contracts with. is the end justify the means of the propaganda movie? should we send american troop to help? money? food? will this stop any dictator that kill it own people? it hasn't work for the mass murders that american bought!

screamerican ifyousayso
screamerican ifyousayso

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
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