The Devil Came on Horseback

Rated NR 85 minutes 2007

The violence and tragedy of the genocide taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness. Using more than a thousand uncompromising and exclusive photographs taken by former US Marine Captain Brian Steidle during his role as a military observer with the African Union, the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens is exposed. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. Haunted by what he has seen and the backlash against his advocacy efforts, Brian traveled to the refugee camps of Chad to reconnect with survivors of the violence he witnessed.

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Official Site: www.thedevilcameonhorseback.com/home.html

Director: Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg

Writer: Anne Sundberg

Producer: Ricki Stern, Ira Lechner, Cristina Ljungberg, Anne Sundberg, Gretchen Wallace and Jane Wells

Cast: Brian Steidle

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