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Sand and Sorrow (2007)

A documentary about the events that led to the rise of Darfur's Arab-dominated government and the international community's "legacy of failure" to respond to the genocide carried out in the country.

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Paul Freedman

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Paul Freedman
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Clooney ... Narrator / Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdulrahman Al-Zuma Abdulrahman Al-Zuma ... Himself
Ahmed Ali Ahmed Ali ... Himself
Hilary Benn Hilary Benn ... Himself
Oliver Bercault Oliver Bercault ... Himself
Sabina Blay Sabina Blay ... Herself
Sam Brownback Sam Brownback ... Himself
Adam Cygman Adam Cygman ... Himself (as Adam Sterling)
Alex de Waal Alex de Waal ... Himself
Ahmed Ibrahim Diraige Ahmed Ibrahim Diraige ... Himself
Frieda Hyiramana Frieda Hyiramana ... Herself
Mike Katukula Mike Katukula ... Himself (as Major Mike Katukula)
Nicholas Kristof Nicholas Kristof ... Himself
Alex Last Alex Last ... Himself
Leslie Lefkow Leslie Lefkow ... Himself
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A documentary about the events that led to the rise of Darfur's Arab-dominated government and the international community's "legacy of failure" to respond to the genocide carried out in the country.

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darfur | genocide | sudan | See All (3) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Areia e Lágrimas See more »

Filming Locations:

Darfur, Sudan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amahoro See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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26 months
1 April 2008 | by marleentammelengSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last Sunday at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Amsterdam and I'm still blown away by it. You watch it and you feel so tiny and dejected..because you know you'll go to your warm home in two hours without being able to do something for the millions of people (dead and alive) you are watching.

Paul Freedman did a wonderful job with this movie. Different people with very different views on Darfur are interviewed..sometimes with shocking ideas which make you really think.

This movie should definitely win a couple of awards because it is the truth. All fiction movies are blown away by this one.

26 months to make this documentary he said..what a great person! I hope his next movie will be about Somalia..a million displaced people and 20.000 more each months.. a country that is about to be swept off the map. Go Paul !


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