The Devil Came on Horseback | 2007

Documentary, Historical
The violence and tragedy of the genocide taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness. Using more than a thousand uncompromising and exclusive photographs taken by former US Marine Captain ...more

Cast

... On-Screen Participant

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... U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

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... Interviewee

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... On-Screen Participant

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... Holocaust Survivor

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... Chief Prosecutor International Criminal Court

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... Sudan Ambassadar to the United Nations

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Company

Production Company

Global Grassroots

Financier

Three Generations

Financier

Synopsis

The violence and tragedy of the genocide taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness. Using more than a thousand uncompromising and exclusive photographs taken by former US Marine Captain Brian Steidle during his role as a military observer with the African Union, the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens is exposed. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. Haunted by what he has seen and the backlash against his advocacy efforts, Brian traveled to the refugee camps of Chad to reconnect with survivors of the violence he witnessed.

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