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A documentary about the events that led to the rise of Darfur's Arab-dominated government and the international community's "legacy of failure" to respond to the genocide carried out in the country. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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George Clooney ... Narrator / Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdulrahman Al-Zuma ... Himself
Ahmed Ali ... Himself
Hilary Benn ... Himself
Oliver Bercault ... Himself
Sabina Blay ... Herself
Sam Brownback ... Himself
Alex de Waal ... Himself
Ahmed Ibrahim Diraige ... Himself
Frieda Hyiramana ... Herself
Mike Katukula ... Himself (as Major Mike Katukula)
Nicholas Kristof ... Himself
Alex Last ... Himself
Leslie Lefkow ... Himself
Hannah MacDonald ... Herself
Riley MacDonald ... Herself
Minni Minawi ... Himself
Happy Mutesi ... Herself

Barack Obama ... Himself
Reuben Colince Ondoua ... Himself (as Major Reuben Colince Ondoua)
Samantha Power ... Herself
John Prendergast ... Himself
Gerard Prunier ... Himself
Eric Reeves ... Himself
Harry Reid ... Himself (as Sen. Harry Reid)
Harold M. Schulweis ... Himself (as Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis)
Ken Silverstein ... Himself

Adam Sterling ... Himself
Speciose Uwamwezi ... Herself

Elie Wiesel ... Himself
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Directed by
Paul Freedman 
 
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Paul Freedman 

Produced by
George Clooney .... executive producer
Paul Freedman .... producer
Brad Kaplan .... producer
Natalie Lum Freedman .... executive producer
Michael Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Carli Posner .... associate producer
Aarti Sequeira .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jamie Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Alexandre Naufel 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Freedman 
 
Production Management
Jim Davey .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Paul McGrath .... dialogue audio engineer
 
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Scott Siegal .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Murphy .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Amy Kolsky .... post-production assistant
Faust Pierfederici .... colorist
Betsy Solorzano .... additional post-production services
 
Other crew
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Charles Kienzle .... assistant: Michael Mendelsohn
Fumie Suzuki Lancaster .... International Sales & Distribution
 
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Jason Krieger .... special thanks
 

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USA:92 min
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
We can't wait for Michael Moore, 7 December 2007
Author: lastliberal from United States

Soon after 9/11, Jim Terr wrote a beautiful song called "Remember September 12th." Google it if you haven't heard it.

How can we forget the day, Three thousand got blown away. But what a shock to start to explore How that day, and the day after, and the day before

Twenty-four thousand dropped like flies Right before the world's uncaring eyes. So while you bask in our bounty and wealth Remember September 12th.

The tragedy that is going on in Darfur today, where 400,000 have been murdered, countless numbers of women have been gang-raped, and 2.5 million people are in virtual prison in refugee camps makes September 11th seem like a traffic accident. Yet, despite the carnage and the real evidence that what happened in Rwanda is occurring in Sudan, we do nothing, just as we did nothing in Rwanda.

Darfur is not a threat to anyone and is of no benefit to anyone, so no one cares what happens to them. Add to that the fact that they are Africans, and you can understand the message of this film very clearly.

George Clooney narrates a compelling story that should be seen by everyone. He is assisted by standout journalist, Nicholas Kristof, and Elie Wiesel, who is there to remind us that we did say at one time, "Never Again." Well, it is happening again, and we do nothing.

The Bush administration gives lip service to Darfur, while they are dealing with the government of Sudan to obtain information to aid them on their terror campaign. Sudan has something we want; Darfur doesn't. The actions this administration is taking against Iran, would have solved this crisis long ago if they were implemented against Sudan, but Iran has something we want; Darfur doesn't.

Almost 3,000 Americans died on September 11th, but thousands are dying every day in Darfur. Can we continue to look the other way and call ourselves a "christian" nation?

The only flaw in this compelling film was the fact that it didn't seem to flow smoothly. But what is that compared to the message it is sending to the world?

Michael Moore could have done a better job, but we can't wait any longer.

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