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PBS/FRONTLINE – Ghosts of Rwanda
Photo by YoungRobV

„Rwanda was supposed to be easy.“

Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to this small, Central African nation — with the full support of the U.S. government — most of the policy-makers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the U.N.’s battered reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia. Few could imagine that, a decade later, Rwanda would be the crisis that still haunts their souls. (Frontline April 2004)

Watch the playlist on Youtube (12 Videos)

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PBS/FRONTLINE – „On Our Watch“

„The world vowed „never again“ after the genocide in Rwanda and the atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Then came Darfur. Over the past four years, at least 200,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rape has been used as a weapon in a brutal campaign supported by the Sudanese government. In On Our Watch, FRONTLINE asks why the United Nations and its members once again failed to stop the slaughter.“ (Frontline 2007)

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VBS TV – Inside Sudan
Oktober 5, 2008, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Doku, English, Sudan, Video, World | Schlagwörter: , , , , , , , , ,

Vbs.tv, „television“ channel of Vice magazine, has a feature about the Sudan/Darfur conflict.

Before I went to Sudan, I didn’t know much about the conflict in Darfur beyond everyone saying, “It’s the worst genocide of our time,” and watching footage on CNN of the Janjaweed militia wiping out whole villages. Really, we only decided to go there because one of our favorite photographers in the UK, Jamie-James Medina, had been chatting with an old friend of his who is now a UN press officer in Khartoum. She offered to pull some strings and get us visas and organize flights around the country, so we said, “Fuck it,” and got on a plane. (Shane Smith – Co-founder of VICE magazine)

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War Photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, James Nachtwey talks about his decades as a photojournalist and (anti)war photographer. He shares and explains a slide show of pictures covering a variety of armed conflicts and social issues throughout the globe.

„I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.“ (James Nachtwey)

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Mark Brecke – „Google Tech Talks“ Video on Darfur/Sudan

a tense SLA rebel stands guard following a Sudanese army ambush in north Darfur,

Mark Brecke is an independent filmmaker and documentary photographer.

Covering ten years and three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe), his work documents the stories of people victimized by war, ethnic conflict, and genocide.

The focus of Mark’s recent work is on the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. From October to late

December of last year (2004), he visited the and traveled for five weeks in Darfur with the SLA (Sudanese Liberation Army).

In this Google Tech Talkpresents his photos, shares his remarkable stories, and gives us some insight into the complex situation of the Darfur crisis (shocking Images!).

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Penn and Teller burn the American Flag
September 20, 2008, 2:48 am
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The greatest assholes in Showbizz give a lesson about the american bill of rights…



About My Blog / Alternative Top Posts
September 14, 2008, 12:10 pm
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I recently cleaned up my category-list and deleted some posts which didn´t fit into the scheme anymore. I also present to you my personal top 5 of interesting posts (watch the original list on the left side):