The Darfur region of Sudan is locked in a civil war which has resulted in the deaths of over 400,000 people and led to the displacement of 2.5 million people from their homes.. Unfortunately, however, this genocide has not garnered any substantial media attention in the United States, and the international response to this crisis (from NATO, the UN, and the US) has been tepid at best.
STAND and the Genocide Intervention Network have produced a documentary with Participant Media, titled Darfur Now, that highlights the struggle in that region through the eyes of different individuals on the ground in Sudan. From Hollywood Celebrities (Don Cheadle) as well as community leaders and activists.
The Darfur Now College tour is going to colleges across the country offering not only a free screening of the film, but free performances from such acts as Janelle Monae, Goapele, Zion I, Anthony David, Wale, and The Cool Kids.
Darfur Now Trailer:
April 24th – Berkley, CA – University of California at Berkley
w/Goapele, Zion I, DJ FUZE
April 25th – Atlanta, GA – Emory University
w/Janelle Monae, Anthony David, Novel, DJ Drama
April 27th – St. Paul, MN – William Mitchell College of Law
April 28th – Minneapolis, MN – University of Minnesota Law School
April 28th – Washington, DC – Georgetown Universtiy/Club Five
w/Wale, Asheru, DJ Yzo, Mastamind DJ
May 21 – Chicago – Kent Hall, University of Chicago/Abbey Pub
w/The Cool Kids
May 29th – Los Angeles – TBD