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|Darfur Diaries: Message from Home|
|Date||Friday March 17|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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1924 Cedar St. at Bonita
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Organizer/Author||BFUU Social Justice Ctee|
Darfur Diaries: Message from Home
Conscientious Projector Film Series
Filmmaker Adam Shapiro speaks after the screening
This remarkable documentary focusses on the Darfurians' inspiring resilience. It probes their history and culture to understand the crisis.
Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee
"An entirely new perspective."
" Stunning, sensitive, gentle, provoking."
Three independent filmmakers went to Darfur, Sudan and eastern Chad, monitored the worsening political and humanitarian crisis there, and recognized that mainstream media coverage is inadequate. The team provided a platform for the people of Darfur to speak for themselves about their experiences, their fears, and their hopes for the future. In the film, the conflict serves as the ongoing narrative, but the focus is on the people. Through the voices of refugees, displaced persons, and in particular women and children, this film seeks to provide space for the marginalized to speak and to engage with the world.
The film presents the Darfurians the filmmakers met (refugees, civilians, fighters resisting the Sudanese government, child soldiers, teachers, students, parents, children, community leaders) as a people with full lives, culture, and heritage--people with homes that they desperately want to return to, people undergoing traumatic loss, but who demonstrate inspiring strength and resilience.