Darfur Now

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Darfur Now
Darfur now poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byTed Braun
Produced byCathy Schulman
Don Cheadle
Mark Jonathan Harris
Written byTed Braun
StarringDon Cheadle
Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Adam Sterling
Sheikh Ahmad Mohammed Abakar
Hejewa Adam
Pablo Recalde
Music byGraeme Revell
CinematographyKirsten Johnson
Edited byEdgar Burcksen
Leonard Feinstein
Distributed byWarner Independent Pictures
Participant Productions
Release date
  • November 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

Darfur Now is a 2007 documentary film examining the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. It was written and directed by Ted Braun and produced by Don Cheadle, Mark Jonathan Harris and Cathy Schulman. Executive Producers included Jeffrey Skoll, Omar Amanat, Dean Schramm, Diane Weyermann, and Matt Palmieri.[1] The film is a call to action for people all over the world to help the ongoing crisis in Darfur.

Darfur Now premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007.


Darfur Now follows the story of six individuals, who are tied together by the same cause: the crisis in Darfur. These individuals include Don Cheadle, an Oscar-nominated actor using his celebrity status to draw attention to the issue, as well as Adam Sterling, a 24-year-old waiter and activist urging Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill to keep California funds from investing in companies with interests in Sudan, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Then there's the ones actually situated in Darfur: Hejewa Adam, a woman whose baby was beaten to death by Janjaweed attackers who now fights in the Sudanese Liberation Army; Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, a displaced builder and farmer who now serves as leader and head sheikh of a camp of 47,000 other displaced Darfurians; and Pablo Recalde, leader of the World Food Program in West Darfur.

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  1. ^ "Darfur Now (2007) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  2. ^ "Darfur Now. Ted Braun. Public screenings". Toronto International Film Festival.

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