Thursday, December 14, 2006

Darfur Diaries Screening

This Friday the Democracy Center in Cambridge is hosting a "Darfur Diaries" screening. To be honest I know very little about this topic, but here is a little intro:

The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from the tribes of the Abbala, and the non-Baggara people of the region. The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, has provided arms and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group, systematically targeting the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. The conflict began in July 2003. The mass media have described the conflict as both "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide." - Wikipedia
This film focuses on the people that are living through this conflict.
Through the voices of refugees, displaced persons, and in particular women and children, who are always among the most vulnerable in any conflict situation, this film seeks to provide space for the marginalized victims of atrocities to speak and to engage with the world.
Friday, Dec. 15
6:30 pm

The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn
Cambridge MA 02138

>> Darfur Diaries
>> Wikipedia - Darfur Conflict

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