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SFS MISENSCENE: Sand and Sorrow (PG) > a film about the present Genocide in Darfur (Free Admission)

What Ten years after the genocide in Rwanda, another tragic story of inhumanity is unfolding in another African nation. SAND AND SORROW journeys into the heart of the crisis in Darfur. Join us for a post screening discussion! >> Get INVOLVED! Help STOP GENOCIDE! Share this event with your friends who still wonder about Darfur.
When 21 May 2009 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Where The Substation
45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936. Tel: (65) 63377 535 / Fax: (65) 6337 2729
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SAND AND SORROW details the historically tragic events in Dafur, and examines the international community's "legacy of failure" to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the past.

Experts interviewed in the film includes then U.S. Senator, Barack Obama and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.

Follow a group of concerned students who organized a grass-roots campaign to draw attention to the tragedy

SAND AND SORROW was the closing night film of the 2007 International Emerging Talent Film Festival in Monte Carlo.


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2007, USA, 93min, Colour, PG
Directed by Paul Freedman


Offered exclusive and unparalleled access to the situation on the ground inside Darfur, Peabody award-winning filmmaker, Paul Freedman ("Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade?"), joins a contingent of African Union peacekeeping forces in Darfur while a tragic and disturbing chapter in human history unfolds. While the heroic men and women of this undermanned and under-funded mission brave harsh conditions and unfettered violence, as many as 2.5 million displaced persons have no choice but to settle inside squalid camps to wait and hope. (An estimated four-hundred thousand civilians have perished so far.)

While analyzing the historical events that have given rise to an Arab-dominated government's willingness to kill and displace its own indigenous African people, “Sand and Sorrow” also examines the international community's “legacy of failure” to respond to such profound crimes against humanity in the past. But while immersed in the despairing crisis of our time, Freedman manages to give voice to the ever-growing and inspiring movement of those who wish to make “Never Again” finally mean something.

Join us for a post screening discussion!

Get INVOLVED! Help STOP GENOCIDE! Share this event with your friends who still wonder about Darfur.
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