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If you have never heard of Darfur, then there is a good chance you don't know about the genocide happening there. This documentary tries to raise awareness and stop the killing by showing the efforts of a Darfurian woman, a UCLA graduate, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a U.N. relief worker. Celebrities, such as Don Cheadle, also lend their voice to the cause.
Why Is Darfur Now Rated PG?
Darfur Now is rated PG for thematic material involving crimes against humanity.
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Images of decaying bodies, gun-toting soldiers and burning villages are some of the scenes in this documentary uncovering the genocide in Sudan, along with attacks on food convoys and innocent Darfurians. Liberal discussion of killing, rape and tribal violence are also included, with a brief depiction of smoking.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Darfur Now releases to DVD with the following bonus extras: an introduction and commentary by director Theodore Braun, and additional scenes. In the charitable spirit of the production, a portion of the proceeds earned from DVD sales will be donated to the Solar Cooker Project.