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PBS Newshour

Time reporter interviews President Omar al-Bashir


Council on Foreign Relations

  • Crisis Guide: Darfur

YouTube Videos

  • Life in the Camps
  • The Farchana Manifesto 

DVD Documentaries

All available at Cannon Memorial Library

  • Darfur Diaries : Message from Home
  • The Devil Came on Horseback
  • Sand and Sorrow
  • Darfur Now


DVD: Darfur Diaries

Darfur Diaries : Message from Home

Darfur Diaries: Message From Home

The Filmmakers: Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe and Adam Shapiro

"In October, 2004 three activists snuck across the Sudanese border into rebel-held territory to document the atrocities in Darfur. They returned with some of the first footage exposing the massive war crimes being perpetrated by the Sudanese government." [Website]

 Cinema Libre Studio 2006

Television Interview

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan's Wanted Man Talks to Time

President Bashir on Sudanese TV in November 2003

Sudanese President, General Omar Bashir

[BBC News]


On August 13th, 2009 Time magazine's Sam Dealey interviewed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir about the crisis in Darfur and about the International Criminal Court's warrant for his arrest.

On this PBS Webpage see also links to "additional features."

Crisis Guide: Darfur

Council on Foreign Relations

Crisis Guide: Darfur

6 Chapters:

The Grim Reality -- Historical Background -- The African Context -- International Involvement -- The Untested Doctrine -- Resources.

Video clips: Hear major voices speaking out on the crisis



Life in the Refugee Camps

 Refugee Camps


Life in refugee camps is hard and dangerous.
View the YouTube video : Life in the Camps : Images from Farchana and other refugee camps, 2004-2008.
Provided by Physicians for Human Rights

(Commentary by Karen Hirschfeld, Director of PHR’s Darfur Survival Campaign.)

The Farchana Manifesto

 Women in the Farchana camp in Chad, in response to a brutal punishment carried out on several young girls by their own people, and at risk for their lives for doing so, drew up the 14-pt. Farchana Manifesto

View the YouTube video: “DARFUR REFUGEE WOMEN SPEAK OUT: The Farchana Manifesto”

DVD: Darfur Now

Darfur Now 

Darfur Now

"Darfur Now

is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity's darkest hours - a call to action for people everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. In this documentary, the struggles and achievements of six different individuals form inside Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and show how the actions of one person can make a difference to millions."

Warner Home Video 2008

DVD: Sand and Sorrow

Sand and Sorrow.  Sand and Sorrow

A new film about Darfur by Paul Freedman. Narrated by George Clooney.

John Prendergast, Samantha Power, and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof, lead the viewer through burgeoning refugee camps along the Chad-Sudan border, past mass graves inside Darfur itself, and into offices of the United States Senate to plead on behalf of the innocents of Darfur.

HBO Documentary Films 2007



DVD: The Devil Came on Horseback

The Devil Came on Horseback


"will expose the violence and tragedy of the genocide in Darfur as seen through the eyes of a lone American witness. Using thousands of uncompromising and exclusive photographs taken by former US Marine Captain Brian Steidle during his role as a military observer with the African Union, THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK leads you through the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens." [Website, Break Thru Films]

2007, International Film Circuit / Break Thru Films

Directors: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern  Starring Brian Steidle.

View the trailer