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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, 18 May 2011
This review is from: Darfur [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This is an interesting approach to film-making. At its heart is an attack on a black African village by arab janjaweed in Darfur. This is unremitting in its portrayal of what happens and the comparison to "Come and See" made by another reviewer is spot-on. Except that at one stage the director/writer introduce a bunch of unpleasant western journos who travel to the village and make the usual "kumbaya" noises to the villagers. Their lack of moral courage (or is it a sensible appreciation of the odds?) is a key part of the film. The brief action piece is both unbelievable and a ripping tale, but it belongs in another film. The hope that the West can stop this sort of thing which is expressed at the end of the film is clearly refuted by the conduct of the journalists. In a world where the DRC must surely be ahead of Darfur in deaths even Western might is as a drop in the bucket compared to the ancient practices of raiding and slaving. Not one for you if you are depressed.
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