Theodore Braunï¿½s useful documentary brings us up to speed on the humanitarian disaster in Sudanï¿½s Darfur region, where by all appearances a racial war of genocide is being waged by Arabic-speaking nomads (the notorious ï¿½devils on horsebackï¿½) against black African tribal villages. Both sides are Muslim. We follow six activists ï¿½- a local sheikh, a UN relief worker, the international prosecutor pursuing a case against Sudanï¿½s president, a Los Angeles volunteer for a Sudan divestment movement, a female rebel in Darfur, and actor Don Cheadle, shown with fellow thesp George Clooney stumping among world leaders on behalf of the oppressed. Worth seeing (99 min., 2007).
Director: Ted Braun
Writer: Ted Braun
Producer: Don Cheadle, Mark Jonathan Harris and Cathy Schulman
Cast: Don Cheadle, Louis Moreno-Ocampo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain, Sam Brownback, Adam Sterling, John Prendergast, Wayne Sterling, Vanessa Haas and Musa Sharif