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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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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

Directed by
Paul Freedman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Chris Neely .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
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
Jason Krieger .... special thanks

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USA:92 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
26 months, 1 April 2008
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I saw this movie last Sunday at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Amsterdam and I'm still blown away by it. You watch it and you feel so tiny and dejected..because you know you'll go to your warm home in two hours without being able to do something for the millions of people (dead and alive) you are watching.

Paul Freedman did a wonderful job with this movie. Different people with very different views on Darfur are interviewed..sometimes with shocking ideas which make you really think.

This movie should definitely win a couple of awards because it is the truth. All fiction movies are blown away by this one.

26 months to make this documentary he said..what a great person! I hope his next movie will be about Somalia..a million displaced people and 20.000 more each months.. a country that is about to be swept off the map. Go Paul !

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