Human Rights Watch Evening


DARFUR NOW (Ted Braun) 99mins 15
Darfur Now is a call to action for people everywhere
to help end the crisis in Darfur. For the first time in
history, the US Government has declared a genocide
while it is ongoing. In this film, the struggles and
achievements of six very different individuals bring
to light the situation in Darfur and the need to get involved.
From a UCLA graduate in Los Angeles, California, to a
Darfurian woman who joins rebel forces, to the Prosecutor
of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to a
United Nations humanitarian on the ground in
Sudan, to an internationally known actor and
activist, and finally to a community leader in a
West Darfur refugee camp, the film portrays
the heroic efforts of six people responding to a
humanitarian tragedy unfolding before our

Followed by Q&A from
Selena Brewer worked as a commercial lawyer in London for a number of years before moving into humanitarian work in late 2003. After a year at Oxfam’s head office in Oxford, UK, she transferred to Sudan in November 2004 where she spent a year working with teams setting up water and sanitation projects across Darfur. She then moved across the border to work in Chad and Central African Republic as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer for Medecins Sans Frontieres, investigating human rights abuses, particularly in relation to sexual violence, and documenting the humanitarian crises. In the summer of 2007 she began work for Human Rights Watch as Sudan Researcher/Advocate, based in New York. Her most recent field work was a mission to South Sudan in June 2008 to investigate abuses carried out by armed forces and militia during large scale fighting in the border town of Abyei in May 2008.

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