is a 2007 documentary film
examining the genocide
. It was written and directed by Ted Braun
. The film is a call to action for people all over the world to help the ongoing crisis in Darfur
Darfur Now premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007.
"Darfur Now" follows the story of six individuals, who are tied together by the same cause; the crisis in Darfur. These individuals include Cheadle, an Oscar-nominated actor using his celebrity to draw attention to the issue, Adam Sterling, a 24-year-old waiter and activist urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign a bill to keep California funds from investing in companies with interests in Sudan, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo
, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Then there's the ones actually situated in Darfur: Hejewa Adam, a woman whose baby was beaten to death by Janjaweed attackers who now fights in the Sudanese Liberation Army; Ahmed Mohammed Abaka, a displaced builder and farmer who now serves as leader and head sheikh of a camp of 47,000 other displaced Darfurians; and Pablo Recalde, leader of the World Food Program in West Darfur.
"Darfur Now" gained a rating of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes.