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

Genres:

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Official Sites:

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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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A man stumbles onto his dedication
25 March 2008 | by futures-1See all my reviews

"The Devil Came on Horseback" (2007): Documentary. This is an up close and personal look at the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, including those dead, tortured and raped, those who did it, those who supported it, and those who watched it happen. This is a sad, frustrating, and grisly document made by a man who sort of "stumbled onto" his dedication to help bring this ongoing issue into harsh international light. It's not that this hasn't happened before – it has. But here it is again, and this documentary doesn't give you the "Abstract Out" some do. One man rolled up his sleeves and caused this horror to be known to the world. I suggest you see it. You won't like it, but you'll also know you live an easy and safe life by comparison, and if you can, you might share some of your comfort with someone who has none.


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