Sand and Sorrow

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Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Paul Freedman directs this sobering documentary about the genocidal crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Freedman followed a group of African Union peacekeeping forces on a journey through the area, observing the 2.5 million people displaced from their homes by brutal violence, and forced to stay in the squalor of temporary camps. Analyzing the cultural, political, and historical background of the area, the film examines how the government in Sudan was able to turn so ruthlessly against its own indigenous people, creating what would most likely go down in history as one of humanity's most shameful moments.

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  • Dec 06, 2007
    A new documentary about Darfur by award-winning filmmaker Paul Freedman, and narrated by George Clooney......covering the frustration felt by African Union troops at their inability to protect Darfurians due the strict restrictions of their mandate; the UN non-intervention because of China and other countries with oil interests in Sudan who veto resolutions for intervention; and the breakdown of the media in reporting on the crisis in Darfur. I watched this with my family and cried. The media covered Martha Stewarts cheating and lying, and Janet Jackson's "breast" incident for hundreds of hours, yet only gives the bare minimum for so many innocent people being slaughtered. I hang my head in shame.
    April N Super Reviewer

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