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Darfur Diaries: Message from Home

Date:
Friday, March 17, 2006
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Location Details:
BFUU HALL
1924 Cedar St. at Bonita
Berkeley, CA 94709

Darfur Diaries: Message from Home
Conscientious Projector Film Series
Filmmaker Adam Shapiro speaks after the screening
$10 donation
510-528-5403

This remarkable documentary focusses on the Darfurians' inspiring resilience. It probes their history and culture to understand the crisis.
wheelchair accessible
Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee
"Gripping cinema."
"An entirely new perspective."
" Stunning, sensitive, gentle, provoking."



SYNOPSIS
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.

more info:
http://www.darfurdiaries.org
Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 5, 2006 9:42PM
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