The Devil Came on Horseback


1h 25m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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 trag

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil Came on Horseback
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
International Film Circuit (IFC); 24 Bilder; Dogwoof Pictures; Polyband

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Devil Came on Horseback
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
International Film Circuit (IFC); 24 Bilder; Dogwoof Pictures; Polyband

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the WITNESS Award at the 2007 SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.

Winner of the Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award at the 2007 Seattle International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer June 1, 2007

Released in United States July 25, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 30, 2007

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States March 2007

Released in United States April 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Documentaries) April 26-May 10, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) May 24-June 17, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Special Screenings) March 9-17, 2007.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (International Spectrum) April 19-29, 2007.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Modern Crusaders) June 8-16, 2007.

Released in United States Summer June 1, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States July 25, 2007 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video October 30, 2007

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Documentaries) April 26-May 10, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) May 24-June 17, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 25-May 6, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States March 2007 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Special Screenings) March 9-17, 2007.)

Released in United States April 2007 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (International Spectrum) April 19-29, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Modern Crusaders) June 8-16, 2007.)