Special Screenings
Traveling Festival


The Devil Came on Horseback
(89 minutes) Sudan/USA
Directors: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern
Producers: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern, Jane Wells, Gretchen Wallace

The Devil Came on Horseback exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the U.S. to take action to stop it. Using exclusive photographs and first-hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, The Devil Came on Horseback takes the viewer on an emotionally-charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black-African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the U.S. to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. This compelling film bears witness to unmentionable atrocities, celebrates the courage of a refugee community desperately trying to survive while posing the question: Why has the West not taken more urgent action to stop genocide this time?

Annie Sundberg produced Tully, nominated for four 2003 IFP Spirit Awards. She was co-producer of In My Corner, a film on the world of amateur boxing and the lives of young men who train in the South Bronx. Recent TV directing credits include Trailer Fabulous for MTV, Behind the Bash with Giada DeLaurentis (Food Network), and Family Plots (A&E).

Ricki Stern is the co-producer and director of the award-winning In My Corner. She produced and directed the EMMY-nominated Neglect Not the Children, a documentary about a Harlem based youth program hosted by Morgan Freeman. Stern's producing credits include HBO's series on forensic science Autopsy I, II, III and Murder 9 to 5, on workplace violence.

Gretchen Wallace founded Global Grassroots in 2004 to invest in emerging social entrepreneurs working for women's rights in developing countries. In 2005, she launched her work in the Darfur refugee camps of eastern Chad, and in 2006 expanded to Rwanda to offer social venture training to widowed genocide survivors. Gretchen is a co-author of her brother's memoirs, titled The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur, published by Public Affairs.

Jane Wells became producer of The Devil Came on Horseback to help bring Brian Steidle's unique witness to as wide an audience as possible. She subsequently went to Rwanda with Brian Steidle and Gretchen Wallace to learn about that genocide and gather footage for The Devil Came on Horseback.

Contact information:
Katie Brown
Break Thru Films
30 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail: sckeal@gmail.com
Web site: www.thedevilcameonhorseback.com'
©2007 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)
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