Unformatted text preview: reality and severity of the genocide that is transpiring in Darfur, is a masterpiece that will engender positive actions and, hopefully, results. Although the film was brutally graphic and horrifying, the direction, progression, and conclusions throughout the film were undeniably valid and thorough. Steidle managed to capture a panoramic view of the genocide, covering all sides, backgrounds, and levels of the various atrocities. Unfortunately, the message of the film was primarily one of human suffering and not an environmentally conscious one. In fact, the environmental aspect of the film, specifically the desertification that is pushing Muslim herders down into Christian farmlands, was not even mentioned and discussed until after the film. The film was tremendously informative, but I wish it had covered the environmental aspect of the conflict as well. A rousing and deep piece, but one that was not as geared to the environmental tragedy as it was to the genocide....
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- Spring '07
- Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, War in Darfur, Brian Steidle