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Director Taghreed Elsanhouri says that she made this film "out of a passionate belief that I was uniquely qualified to tell a story of race because as a northerner in Sudan I know what it is to belong to a dominant group and as a black woman in Britain living with racism I know what it must be like to live marginalized as a minority in Sudan. It is this double consciousness that informs my story." She returns to Sudan, having emigrated to Britain as a child, to see how the seemingly racially harmonious country of her memories could have become the scene of not one but two of the worst instances of ethnic cleansing in recent African history.Up until now the perilous situation in Sudan has been seen only from outside the country. All About Darfur offers an opportunity to hear it explained by eloquent, diverse even contradictory voices from within Sudan.
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Darfur Diaries: Message From Home is a brutally honest inside look into the current tragedy befalling the Darfur region. Filmmakers Adam Shapiro, Jen Marlow, and Aisha Bain filmed the personal stories of those affected by the horrors in the Darfur region. This documentary serves not only to educate the world about the genocide being committed on a daily basis, but also as a message that we as a global society must come together and make a difference by helping those who are suffering.
As WITNESS ally Human Rights Watch has documented, the government of Sudan is responsible for 'ethnic cleansing' and crimes against humanity in Darfur, western Sudan. The Sudanese government and the Janjaweed militias it arms and supports have committed numerous attacks on the civilian populations of African ethnic groups, including the Fur, Masalit, Zaghawa, and others. The government and its Janjaweed allies have killed thousands of civilians, committed systematic rape, looted livestock, and destroyed villages, food stocks, and other supplies essential to the civilian population.