Darfur Now
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Ted Braun's documentary about Darfur showcases how six different people have each done their part in order to help stop the genocide in the region and bring humanitarian relief to the millions there who suffer. His subjects include a UCLA student who, with no political experience whatsoever, passes a state bill to stop any money from going to Sudan; the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; Pablo Recalde, a central figure in the World Food Program; and actor Don Cheadle, the star of the movie Hotel Rwanda.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thoughtful, sobering, hopeful, despairing, inspirational, depressing, and just in time for the holidays comes Darfur Now, a documentary about genocide in the Sudan."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"The title says Darfur Now -- not Darfur Then, not Darfur Sometime. But the question it asks emphatically is, Darfur Now What?"
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Darfur Now will have to act as a moral entertainment, a conscientious objection we buy tickets to see."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Braun is, in a sense, preaching to the choir..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A rallying call to aid Darfur and an uplifting case study in the power of individuals to effect change."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Informative and effortlessly gripping."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A powerful testimony to the changes that may come when people make an effort to let their voices be heard."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"This is a feel-good film for activists, which barely scratches the surface."
‑ Eric Lurio, Entertainment Insiders
"Darfur Now does one thing other documentaries on the region in western Sudan haven't done so far: It offers hope that something substantive may be done about the Darfur genocide."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Slick, impassioned, and guardedly upbeat."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The depressing subtext is that even with detailed proof of ongoing genocide, it takes movie stars to get to the movers and shakers, and to get worthy movies like this one into theaters."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Darfur Now has drawn criticism for its artless construction, and while it's true, he knows to step aside and let the passion of his subjects shine through."
‑ Philip Huang, culturevulture.net
"Admirable work."
‑ Loey Lockerby, Kansas City Star
"If its explanation of Sudan's politics and history is rudimentary, Darfur Now maintains an effectively intense focus on the necessary work to save actual people in Darfur."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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