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Title:All about Darfur
Editor:Elsanhouri, TaghreedISNI
Year:2005
Language:Arabic
City of publisher:San Francisco, CA
Publisher:California Newsreel
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:Darfur conflict
genocide
displaced persons
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Abstract:Director Elsanhouri returned from Britain to her homeland to discover why the seemingly racially harmonious country of her childhood has become the scene of one of the worst instances of ethnic cleansing in recent history. When she reaches Elfaser, the hub of the Dafur region, she realizes that race may be too crude a concept for understanding the genocide there. The Western tribes rebelled over decades of cultural exclusion, not only race or religion. The government's decision to fight a war by proxy by arming the Janjaweed militias, nomadic bandits hungry for the land of farmers in Darfur, is universally deplored. This tipped the delicate balance and started the ethnic cleansing of Darfur. The Janjaweed raided and drove hundreds of thousands of once prosperous farmers into arid refugee camps like the mammoth one at Abu Shoak which becomes the final destination of the director's journey back to Sudan. Most of the displaced people she speaks with are looking beyond Sudan for their final rescue. They wish the world cared enough to send multilateral peacekeeping forces to stop the war so they could return to their villages. [Abstract reproduced from dvd]
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