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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Kristof Nicholas Kristof ... Himself - Columnist, New York Times
Brian Steidle Brian Steidle ... Himself
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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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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Darfour, le diable arrive à cheval See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,143, 29 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,309, 2 December 2007
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Production Co:

Break Thru Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Can't say I've seen much better
13 May 2008 | by Hint523See all my reviews

The Devil Came on Horseback is an exceptional documentary. Darfur is a conflict long overlooked and I rented this movie with apprehension. While I am a passionate advocate for action in Darfur, I wasn't sure weather this documentary would do it any justice or just be the same old boring info. I was wrong, and blown away. I have seen some moving films, regular or documentary, but this was incredible. Not only did it map out Darfur, but it also gave us an honest, compelling 1st-person account of what happened. As soon as I saw this movie I knew that I wanted to do something. The movie gives off so many emotions of frustration and sadness, and it's time to do something. I feel proud that a man like Brian has devoted his life to Darfur. I feel so frustrated that I cannot help more, but I will do my best to help as much as possible.

10/10


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