"DARFUR DIARIES: MESSAGE FROM
HOME." Documentary and
lecture with filmmaker Jen
THURSDAY APRIL 6TH** 7PM, WILLIAMS 301
"Darfur Diaries" is a remarkable
film/lecture program -- with a screening of the documentary film
"Darfur Diaries: Message from Home" -- conducted by
Jen Marlowe, one of the three filmmakers, followed by a Q&A session.
"Darfur Diaries" gives a first hand account of the current crisis in
Darfur, Sudan. In October and November 2004, after watching woefully
inadequate media coverage ont he crisis in Darfur, Sudan, a team of three
independent filmmakers trekked to Darfurian refugee camps in eastern Chad and,
with the help of the rebel movement, snuck across the border into Darfur.
Aisha Bain, Jen MArlowe, and Adam Shapiro met hundreds of Darfurians. They
interviewed refugees and displaced poeple, civilians and fighters resisting the
Sudanese government, teachers, students, parents, children, and community
leaders. The documentary "Darfur Diaries: Message from Home"
chronicles the history, hopes, and fears of the people of Darfur and the
tragedy they are living. More on "Darfur Diaries": http://www.creativewell.com/darfur.html and http://www.darfurfilm.org
Jen Marlowe directed and coordinated the program at the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence for four years, creating and implementing co-existence programs for hundreds of Palestinian and Israeli youths. In addition, she was the program director for Seeds of Peace in Afghanistan, and facilitated conflict groups of Indian, Pakistani, Balkan, and Turkish and Greek Cypriot youth. Jen is currently working on peace-building initiatives in Jerusalem and Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Press coverage on Darfur Diaries: http://www.darfurfilm.org/thepress.htm
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!! Please inform professors so they'll give extra credit to their students.
Thank you so much for your help.
STAND (Students Take Action Now: Darfur)