Darfur's Skeleton

Darfur's Skeleton

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Darfur's Skeleton
 

The rarely discussed topic of the affects of the Darfur conflict (2003-present) on the environment is the axis around which the 3 main stories of this documentary revolve. Filmmaker Hisham Haj Omar's unique approach brings you a film about the people of Darfur, told by the people of Darfur.

From the destruction of the Kondowa forest in Southern Darfur, to the subdued and heartfelt stories of the displaced refugees in Otash Camp, to in depth explanations given by tribal leaders. This film is a realistic look at life in the midst of a war zone, but more importantly it's a celebration of a people's agency and the will to survive and move on.



Reviews:
Hisham's documentary "Darfur's Skeleton" creates a moving and original statement of Darfurians experiencing the crisis first-hand. It exposes true and often neglected details of the conflict in an intimate yet rational approach. It also sheds light on Darfur's drought and desertification which fueled the conflict and turned it into a struggle over land and natural resources. Hisham's documentary provides solid historical political and social information about the region through credible interviewee. Its vivid portrait of locals and their beliefs of a solution to the conflict is compelling. Also, Hisham's skillful use of music and caricatures adds to the over all appeal of the documentary.

Dunia S. Kamal
Department of acquisition Middle East Television Network

Title #266799
Format: DVD-R