Real Talkies

Real Talkies

Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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January 29, 2011 , ,

The Devil Came on Horseback is a first person narrative about the Darfur conflict. Brian Steidle, a US marine goes to Sudan to work as an international observer for 6 months and the tragic genocide unfolds. Armed with exclusive photos that he took and frustration that he could do nothing to intervene during his stay in Sudan, Brian returns to America. His sister nudges him to share the information and motivate action. Brain sets out to inform the international community about the horrific events in Darfur.

The movie is a chilling account of the events in Sudan and the subsequent collective inaction by the international community. Today, Jan 28th 2011, almost 7 years later, the Human Rights Watch reports that Sudanese government and rebel attacks on civilians in Darfur have dramatically increased in recent weeks without signs of abating.

In late 2010, the peace process for Darfur stalled as relationship between Sudanese government and SLA’s Minni Arko Minawi soured resulting in his dismissal from government and renewed fighting between government and rebels. With the focus on the recent referendum and increased international attention on the sensational events in Tunisia and now Eygpt, Darfur story is just not as important or dramatic to report.


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