DARFUR-WAR FOR WATER

DARFUR-VOJNA ZA VODO

By Maja WEISS, Tomo KRIZNAR

BELA FILM D.O.O. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SLOVENIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maja WEISS, Tomo KRIZNAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Tomo KRIZNAR, Maja WEISS
    • Producer(s)
    • Ida WEISS (BELA FILM d.o.o.)
    • Synopsis
    • Film about a mission, that Tomo Kriznar, a human rights activist and (former) Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek's special emissary in Darfur, made.
      While Kriznar presents Slovenian peace initiative to various fractions of Sudanese Liberation Army, he films on camera very emotional and priceless talks with main rebel leaders and with civilians. This is the first film about Darfur, which enables the rest of the World to have an insight into mentality of the rebels in Darfur and events, that took place there from February to June 2006. The documentary gives us the answer, why the peace, which was signed in Abudja in Nigeria between the Sudanese governement and the only signatory on the other side, self-proclaimed SLA leader, Mini Minawa, was obviously just o political charade, which still goes on today.
      This documentary tells and shows with strong argumentation, that war in Darfur is not merely a war of people in Darfur against insignificance of Sudan and against arabic greed for petroleum and natural resources, but it is above all - due to climatic changes - war for water.
      The richest springs of water are found in Djebel Mara in Darfur, where the Furs live (Dar Fur means home of the Fur), who are the biggest victims of this war, indeed.
      By showing shocking statements of women, who were raped and with the shots of military actions and dead people, this documentary points out that big World politics is to be blamed.
      It tells us obout Slovenian president's unsuccessful initiative. He was stopped by Condolezza Rice's, United States Secretary of State, threatening letter in which she suggested, that small Slovenia should not interfere with big politics.
      This film narrates about Tomo Kriznar's boldness. In the film he also offers a solution, which he finds on the peak of Djebel Mara Mountains, and at foot of this mountains Bin Laden's Al Kaida troops are being trained.
      You will find out what kind of solution he found, when you see the documentary.
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