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Darfur Week of Awareness - Film Screening of 'The Devil Came on Horseback'

In an effort to increase awareness and activism about the ongoing genocide in Darfur, the Darfur Action Committee (DAC) at UCLA is hosting an entire week dedicated to Darfur: it's people, culture, trials, and future. There will be movie screenings, food, and information about what YOU can do to help!

Thursday, February 28, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1178 Franz Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

“The Devil Came on Horseback Film” website http://www.thedevilcameonhorseback.com/

  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Language: English / Arabic

“The Devil Came on Horseback” exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it.

Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, “The Devil Came on Horseback” takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan….As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate.  He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children.  Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed.

Schedule of Events for the Week:

Screening of the documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback"

  • Thursday, February 28th, at 7pm in 1178 Franz Hall
  • Followed by a panel discussion.

African Cultural Day

  • Friday February 29th from 12pm-3pm in Bruin Plaza
  • Featuring musical performances by African groups and the Tents of Hope exhibit.

A Cappella Benefit Concert for the Darfur Refugees

  • Friday, February 29 at 7pm in Moore 100
  • All proceeds go to benefit the victims of genocide in Darfur.

Letter Writing Campaign

  • All week on BruinWalk from 10am-3pm.

Ackerman Gallery Art Exhibit Kickoff

  • Open all week

For campus map, directions, transportation options to UCLA, visit www.ucla.edu/map


Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available.

Darfur Action Committee at UCLAwww.international.ucla.edu/darfur
darfur@ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Darfur Action Committee

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