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The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)

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.

Directors:

Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg (as Annie Sundberg)

Writers:

Anne Sundberg (as Annie Sundberg), Ricki Stern
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Nicholas Kristof ... Self - Columnist, New York Times
Brian Steidle Brian Steidle ... Self
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Storyline

The tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness and who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Uses the photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle to take the viewer on a journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. We witness Steidle's transformation from soldier to observer to witness and, finally, to passionate activist and moral hero. Written by International Film Circuit

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A witness to evil. A force for peace. An unbelievable true story. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

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There is no gray area. It is either genocide or not.
5 January 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Those who have any doubt about the position that oil plays in World politics need only to see this film to know why the Bush administration has done nothing in Darfur.

The atrocities are graphically displayed here in a region that is devastated by the Sudan government with the aid of the Janjaweed militia to keep the oil money from China coming in.

Burned bodies are just part of the evidence presented by a former Marine Captain, who is now part of the UN peacekeeping mission. The cries of the people are heartrending. The fact that IDP camps are attacked is further evidence of genocide.

A handful of Israelis are killed by rockets and it is all over the news. Over 400,000 Darfurians have been killed and over 2.5 million driven from their homes. When is the last you have heard anything in the media? This excellent film shows the stain on our souls from allowing it to continue.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Sudan

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil Came on Horseback See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,143, 29 July 2007

Gross USA:

$132,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,495
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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