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Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



The Robert S. Strauss Center Presents:

"Darfur Now" Sneak Preview with director Ted Braun

The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and mtvU will be hosting a screening of the documentary film Darfur Now on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 7:00pm in CPE 2.214 (View Map). This is a special sneak preview screening, ten days prior to the film’s commercial opening in Texas. The film's director, Ted Braun, will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.

According to the film’s producers, Darfur Now is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity's darkest hours – a call to action for people everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. In this documentary, the struggles and achievements of six different individuals from inside Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and show how the actions of one person can make a difference to millions.

Articles about the film have been published this week in the New York Times, Newsweek, and Time:

Newsweek article
New York Times article
Time article

This presentation is part of the Strauss Center’s International Security Film Series that screens new and forthcoming documentaries and feature films on topics of global concern, including ethnic conflict and humanitarian intervention. The series is organized and moderated by Strauss Center fellow and LBJ School assistant professor Alan J. Kuperman.

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