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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR - WILL YOU TURN AWAY?

THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR

"The Children of Darfur" is a youth documentary film that will tell the children's version of what is happening in Darfur. Some of the strongest testimonies are told by the children and etched in drawings made in the support centres that have opened throughout Darfur.

”When the militia came to our village, we were at school. 45 Students were killed including my cousin and best friend Mona. We walked for two days, without water, before arriving in Nyala. A month later we were brought here to the displaced people’s camp. In my village we had animals and crops and trees. Here we have nothing”, says Sumaya, 15 years old.

More than 10 years ago, when the international community finally realized the kind of atrocities that had taken place in Rwanda, the world’s leaders gathered to take action. Under the slogan “Never Again”, they decided that what had happened in Rwanda should never happen again. Today, in 2006, Darfur has turned into, what the United Nations describes as, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The families, who have fled their villages, escaping attacks by marauding bands of Janjaweed militia, are often killed or separated during the escape. Many have lost family members, and witnessed rape and killing. The worst affected by the crisis are Darfur’s children, who represent more than 50% of the displaced people in the region
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THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR PART 1 OF 2
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THE CHILDREN OF DARFUR PART 2 OF 2
About The Author-

Camilla Nielsson is an anthropologist, whose research interests have centered on visual anthropology, third world media and communication practices in developing countries, primarily in a South Asian context.

She has produced various communication materials concerning children's rights, developed guidelines for visual representation of children's rights issues and produced public service announcements on children's rights, health and education.
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Taken: March 8, 2007 From: Ankara, Turkey
This is why. Why I care.

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