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  • Summary: 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. (Warner Independent Pictures) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Kelley L. Carter
    100
    This is the kind of film that doesn’t end after the credits roll, and it’s a gold-star example for what a documentary should do: inspire.
  2. 83
    If the presence of Cheadle and his handsome pal George Clooney can entice otherwise resistant viewers to learn about the ongoing travesty in western Sudan, then Darfur Now has done its job.
  3. 75
    It is not a compelling documentary (too much exposition, not enough on-the-spot reality), but it is instructive and disturbing.
  4. 70
    See Darfur Now, and you won't read the daily news the same way again.
  5. Attempts to both explain the situation to audiences and offer some reason to hope for the future. It's an almost impossible task, and though the film does better than anyone might expect, its success is not complete.
  6. The film gets a little ''We can fix this!'' inspirational for a chronicle of such staggering darkness.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    50
    If you evaluate Darfur Now against the goals it sets for itself--as a stirring call to action--it must be considered lacking.

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