The Darfur Action Committee at UCLA presents a week of activities to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis in Darfur. After a screening of his latest documentary, "Sand and Sorrow," filmmaker Paul Freedman will discuss the ongoing crisis and his experiences filming in Darfur.
Schedule of Events:
Thurs., Mar. 8:
CONCERT w/ Band "Northern" and East African Food (Ethiopian for $5)
12 - 1 pm, Bruin Plaza
FILM SCREENING of "SAND AND SORROW" w/ director Paul Freedman 7 pm, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
After a screening of his documentary "Sand and Sorrow," Emmy-nominated and Peabody award winning filmmaker Paul Freedman discusses the conflict in Darfur and his experiences during the seven weeks he filmed in the region. The documentary covers the frustration felt by African Union troops at their inability to protect Darfurians due the strict restrictions of their mandate; the UN non-intervention because of China and other countries with oil interests in Sudan who veto resolutions for intervention; and the breakdown of the media in reporting on the crisis in Darfur. According to Freedman, in 2004 media coverage of Martha Stewart outweighed Darfur coverage by about 500 to 1.
Fri., Mar. 9 -- THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE (field trip) 12 pm, meet at Ackerman Turn-around
Tour current exhibitions at the Museum of Tolerance -- please note that the Museum does charge admission. For admission costs, exhibition info, visit http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.juLVJ8MRKtH/b.1311525/k.C0C8/Visit.htm
Tues., Mar. 13 -- Lobby Training
5pm, Ackerman 2414
Cost: All events at UCLA are free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 and there are meters on campus (quarters only). For the Museum field trip on Friday, March 9, there is an admission cost.
Cost: The film screening is free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 6 for $8. Ethiopian food is available at the noon event for $5.
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Darfur Action Committee, USAC Internal Vice Presidents Office, African Activists Association, USAC External Vice Presidents Office, Student Activist Project, E3: Ecology Economy Equity, UCLA RAWA, Polaris Project, Bruin Democrats, Baha'i Students Association, Bosnian-Croatia-Serbian Club, Armenian Students Association, Bruins for Israel, Hillel, Bruin Republicans, Jewish Student Union, Kesher.
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