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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
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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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THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK / Die Todesreiter von Darfur

Die Todesreiter von Darfur“ ist ist die deutsche Version des amerikanischen Dokumentarfilms „The Devil came on Horseback“. Der Film informiert über den noch anhaltenden Darfur-Konflikt im Sudan.

Brian Steidle, ein ehemaliger U.S. Marine Captain meldet sich um in zusammenarbeit mit der Afrikanischen Union den Waffenstillstand im Sudan zu überwachen un zu dokumentieren. Antelle eines Waffenstillstands wird Brian Zeuge von systematischer Vertreibung und ermordung der lokalen Bevölkerung durch die Dschandschawid und der Sudanischen Armee. Er kehrt mit schockierendem Bild- und Videomaterial in die USA zurück und geht damit an die Öffentlichkeit.

Bis heute ist die Darfur-Krise allerdings nicht weiter in das internationale Interesse gerückt. Der Film vergleicht daher den Darfur-Konflikt mit dem Völkermord in Ruanda und gibt informationen über den Haftbefehl des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs gegen den sudanesischen Präsidenten al-Baschir .



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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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):



Mit offenen Karten – Der Sudan-Erdoel und Darfur
September 12, 2008, 2:34 pm
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Hier ist auch mal wieder ein Deutscher Beitrag. Jean-Christophe Victor erklärt in seiner Sendung „Mit offenen Karten“ anhand von Karten und Daten die wesentlichen Fakten des Darfur-Konfliktes im Sudan.

Zu Beachten ist, dass die Sendung c.a. ein Jahr alt ist (05. September 2007).

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Darfur in 10 Minutes: An Overview of the Conflict in Sudan
September 10, 2008, 11:20 pm
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A brief overview of the Darfur conflict from a friend of mine who has spent a considerable amount of time „on the ground This video is a brief overview of the conflict in Darfur.