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At age 27, Brian Steidle became a monitor with the African Union in Darfur, Sudan. He was completely unprepared for what he would see. See more »
A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nicholas Kristof ... Himself - Columnist, New York Times
Brian Steidle ... Himself

Directed by
Ricki Stern 
Anne Sundberg  (as Annie Sundberg)
Writing credits
Anne Sundberg (written by) (as Annie Sundberg) &
Ricki Stern (written by)

Produced by
Jed Alpert .... associate producer
Omar Amanat .... executive producer
Ted Greenberg .... associate producer
Eileen Haag .... producer
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... executive producer: TV2-Danmark (as Mette Hoffmann Meyer)
Seth Keal .... associate producer
Ira Lechner .... producer
Cristina Ljungberg .... producer
Jerry Risius .... field producer: Chad
Ricki Stern .... producer
Anne Sundberg .... producer (as Annie Sundberg)
Gretchen Wallace .... producer
Jane Wells .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Brill 
Cinematography by
Phil Cox 
Tim Hetherington 
William Rexer  (as William Rexer II)
Jerry Risius 
Anne Sundberg  (as Annie Sundberg)
John Keith Wasson 
Film Editing by
Joey Grossfield 
Production Management
Katie Brown .... production manager
Sound Department
Brad Bergbom .... sound recordist
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Ivo Hanak .... sound
John Moros .... sound editor
James Nichols .... sound consultant: Dolby
Nicholas Schenck .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Yorgo Alexopoulos .... visual effects
Joshua Dotson .... motion graphics assistant
Amber Kusmenko .... motion graphics assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Blalock .... additional cinematographer
Marcus Bleasdale .... photographer: black & white
Leo Buurman .... still photographer
John Foster .... additional cinematographer
Patrick Jackson .... additional cinematographer
Ralf Oberti .... additional cinematographer
PJ Raval .... additional cinematographer
Jerry Risius .... cinematographer: Chad
Brian Steidle .... still photographer
Ricki Stern .... still photographer: New York City
Martijn van Broekhuizen .... cinematographer: Netherlands
John Keith Wasson .... cinematographer: Rwanda
Editorial Department
Will Cox .... colorist
Will Cox .... on-line editor
Carter Gunn .... assistant on-line editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Riva Marker .... additional editor: trailer
Jordan Montminy .... additional editor: trailer
Sandy Patch .... assistant on-line editor
Kristin Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Catherine Bent .... musician: cello
Catherine Bent .... orchestra producer
Paul Brill .... score mixer
Paul Brill .... score recordist
Elise Carter .... musician: flute, alto flute
Claudia Chopek .... musician: violin
Andy Cotton .... musician: double bass
Nicole Federici .... musician: viola
Alejandra Mahave .... musician: violin
Katie Scheele .... musician: English horn
Robert L. Smith .... score mixer
Robert L. Smith .... score recordist
Ian Stynes .... music editor
Other crew
Hani Alam .... translator
Yorgo Alexopoulos .... title designer
Abdellatif Eljaziri .... translator
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Casey McDonald .... production assistant
Mara McFalls .... production assistant
Ryan Murdock .... designer: web
Douglas Ruhl .... source: satellite images
Benjamin Rutkowski .... researcher (as Ben Rutkowski)
Rachelle Sarfati .... production assistant
Nick Schonfeld .... production coordinator: Netherlands
Brian Steidle .... story consultant
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Freddy Umutanguha .... translator: Rwanda
Gretchen Wallace .... production coordinator
Steven Wallace .... publicist
Alexander Wells .... production assistant: Rwanda
Amanda Wilder .... production associate

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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Global Grassroots, 10 September 2007
Author: from United States

This isn't something I usually do, and I usually can't stand it when people preach or pontificate to me, however, this is too important to let sit any longer...

As I'm sure you're all aware the atrocities in Darfur have been going on for years. I'd imagine, if you're like me, you've heard the stories and been peripherally aware of the situation for years now. So what turns someone from one who sits on their couch and thinks "God, that's awful," to someone who writes this email and gets involved? A simple answer, I saw a movie this weekend. It's called The Devil Came on Horseback. It's a documentary that details the ongoing conflict in the Sudan. Make no mistake, though we hear little about it anymore, the atrocities continue. Since 2004 approximately 2.5 million Sudanese have been displaced and 400,000 killed.

In DC, the movie is playing at the Avalon Theater on Connecticut Avenue in NW. It's the only place in the area where the movie is showing. If you live outside the DC area, you can go to for theaters and show times in your area. The film is, to put it mildly, disturbing. The images shown will be forever burned on to the IMAX in my mind.

It's as if the ethnic African Sudanese people have been forced into slavery. Now, that word has a lot of power, and most would suggest that it's foolish of me to use it, but, in essence that's what's going on. Not in the same sense as Africans were enslaved in this country, but slaves nonetheless. Slaves to the corporations who would rather protect profit than people. Slaves to their own government who defend and enrich only themselves. Slaves to the outside influence of countries who covet only the resources they can export, not the resources inherent in the humanity of those who reside there. Slaves to the circumstances around them over which they have no control and from which they have no escape. And it's time it stopped.

They say those that fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it. History is repeating itself. Let me ask you this.... If you could go back to the 1930's and stop the Holocaust before it happened, would you? What about the ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia? The genocide in Rwanda? We're too late to stop this before it starts, but we can help put an end to it before any more lives are uselessly wasted.

So, why am I writing this? Because, perhaps naively, I believe that a small group of dedicated people can change the world. And, what am I asking of you? See the movie. If you can't see the movie, and I know most of you have busy lives, jobs and other things that will probably keep you from getting to the theater, go to or and donate $10 (the cost of a ticket). I know, asking for money is the fastest way to get people to hit the delete button, but you should know that 100% of the charitable partner proceeds earned from the film go to Global Grassroots (, a non-profit charity that helps Darfuri refugees and Rwandan genocide survivors rebuild their lives. Think of it this way, it's one less drink when you're out one night or two less trips to Starbucks this week or month.

The reason this movie affected me so is I looked at those people and saw my friends and family. The dead and displaced are someone's mother or father, brother or sister or child. What would you do if they were yours?

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