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Genocide in Sudan documented in film at LTCC on Friday

A powerful and original film about the mass genocide in Darfur will be shown at Lake Tahoe Community College on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality and Practice said in a review the film is “one of the most searing and emotionally shattering documentaries ever made about the indifference of the world to genocide.”

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, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black African citizens.

As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the U.S. to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. Sundberg and Stern’s film allows us to witness Steidle’s transformation from soldier to observer to witness and, finally, to passionate activist and moral hero.

Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote: “Brutal, urgent, devastating ” the documentary The Devil Came on Horseback demands to be seen as soon as possible and by as many viewers as possible.”

The film, which is show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, is presented by the Performance Art League. The box office opens at 6:45 p.m.

For more information call (530) 541-4660, ext. 512.


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