By Caitlyn Holroyd
Never Again has been said many times before, but the crisis in Darfur continues, entering its 7th year of extreme violence.
STAND Canada, the country’s leading youth organization for anti-genocide advocacy and activism, was approached a few months ago by the producers of an unreleased film, titled Darfur. Directed by Uwe Boll and starring Billy Zane and Edward Furlong, the film tells the fictional story of a group of journalists in Sudan who attempt to protect a village from the group of militants responsible for raping and killing Darfuri civilians.
Though it is extremely violent and difficult to watch, the film aims to show audiences an example of how serious the crisis in Darfur is. The film will be toured across Canada with screenings in 10 cities to launch STAND’s “Stand for the Dead” campaign.
Darfur will be screened at the Scotiabank Theatre (John & Richmond St.) in Toronto on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at http://standcanada.org/darfurfilm and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with special guests including MP Olivia Chow.