Every once in a while I see a movie that leaves me changed. I watched a film organized by STAND UBC that was exactly to that effect. The Devil Came on Horseback was about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan and aside from getting me a bit emotional, it was eye-opening. The UBC chapter of STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur), is now presenting a new film, Darfur, by director Uwe Boll on the 4th of February at Silvercity Metropolis (Burnaby). A few years down the line, it will be interesting to see the conflict from a different perspective. There will also be a discussion panel and a screening of the movie at UBC’s theatre, the Norm, around the third week of March. Stay posted!
More about the campaign, the cause, and the movie from STAND UBC:
Join STAND Canada in launching the Stand For The Dead campaign with the tour of the new film DARFUR, starring Billy Zane, Edward Furlong and Kristanna Loken.The Stand For The Dead campaign engages and inspires Canadians to stand for the life of one Darfuri victim of genocide. Students across Canada will have the opportunity to purchase and proudly wear T-shirts with a Darfuri victim’s name across their chest.
In partnership with Cineplex, DARFUR will be screening in Vancouver on February 4th in SilverCity Metropolis (Burnaby)
Each screening will begin at 7pm, and will be followed by a Q&A session with Stand leaders and a special guest.
Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased at: http://standcanada.org/darfurfilm/ or at the theatre on the night of the show.
You can watch the trailer at STAND Canada’s website as well as read more about the efforts of STAND at campuses across the country and the film tour.