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They Turned Our Desert Into Fire (2007)

Mark Brecke's They Turned Our Desert Into Fire tells the story of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan through the perspectives of Amtrak passengers during a three-day, ... See full summary »

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Mark Brecke
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3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Samantha Power ... Herself
John Prendergast John Prendergast ... Himself
Georgette Gagnon Georgette Gagnon ... Herself
Barbara Lee Barbara Lee ... Herself
Suleiman Jamous Suleiman Jamous ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A. Wahed Ahadi A. Wahed Ahadi ... Himself
Matt Anderson Matt Anderson ... Himself
Anthony Bondi Anthony Bondi ... Himself
Barbara Capilos Barbara Capilos ... Herself
Blanche Capilos Blanche Capilos ... Herself
Dennis Doverspike Dennis Doverspike ... Himself
Kenny Garcia Kenny Garcia ... Himself
Gena Greenup Gena Greenup ... Herself
Janis Greenup Janis Greenup ... Herself
Damani Kazembe Damani Kazembe ... Himself
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Mark Brecke's They Turned Our Desert Into Fire tells the story of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan through the perspectives of Amtrak passengers during a three-day, cross-country train trip. In dramatic contrast to the benign American landscape outside the train, Mark's photographic images of desolation, death, and human suffering in the burned out villages of Darfur and refugee camps of Chad confront one after another of twelve train passengers. Complementing the photographs are moving accounts of Mark's experiences and a comprehensive expert analysis, which illuminates the full dimensions of the crisis and raises serious questions about the world's apparently willful indifference to it. For the twelve passengers, and thus the film's audience, a cross-country train trip becomes an enlightening and emotional journey through an indifferent American media landscape into the heart of the Darfur tragedy. Written by Mark Beers

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For twelve Amtrak passengers, a cross-country train trip becomes an emotional journey into the heart of the Darfur tragedy.

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Documentary | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 October 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chad See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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