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The Devil Came On Horseback
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern


THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it.

Full Synopsis : Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it's black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. 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. Haunted by what he has seen and the backlash against his advocacy efforts, Brian traveled to the refugee camps of Chad to reconnect with survivors of the violence he witnessed. This compelling film bears witness to unmentionable atrocities, celebrates the courage of a refugee community desperately trying to survive, while posing the question: Why has the West not taken more urgent action to stop genocide this time?

GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 85 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

Director

Annie Sundberg

Director

Ricki Stern

Producer

Jane Wells

Producer

Annie Sundberg

Producer

Ricki Stern

Producer

Gretchen Wallace

Writer

Ricki Stern

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"Brutal, urgent, devastating the documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" demands to be seen as soon as possible and by as many viewers as possible."

--Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's blistering war cry of a film, The Devil Came on Horseback, is about as good an introduction to the Darfur situation as one could hope for."

 

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