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Sudan Video Gallery

  • In Darfur, My Camera Was Not Nearly Enough In Darfur, My Camera Was Not Nearly Enough

    Former Marine Brian Steidle was in Sudan's Darfur region in September 2004 as one of three U.S. military observers for the African Union. In his position as an unarmed military observer in Darfur, Steidle found himself becoming a witness to the destruction of civilians.

  • Sudan at the Crossroads Sudan at the Crossroads

    Projected on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's exterior walls for three evenings in November 2010, a short film and dozens of photographs opened a window into the lives of the people of South Sudan.

  • Our Walls Bear Witness Our Walls Bear Witness

    From November 8-10, 2010, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum mounted a special nighttime exhibition as part of FotoWeek DC, "Our Walls Bear Witness: Sudan at the Crossroads."

  • Smallest Witnesses Smallest Witnesses

    During a 2005 mission to Darfurian refugee camps in Chad, two Human Rights Watch researchers gave children paper and crayons while their families were being interviewed. Unprompted, the children drew scenes of devastation: pictures of their villages being attacked by "Janjaweed," bombings by Sudanese government forces, the shootings, the rapes, the burning of entire villages, and the flight to Chad.

  • Staring Genocide in the Face Staring Genocide in the Face

    Jerry Fowler, former staff director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience, traveled to Chad in May 2004 to investigate the threat of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Niemat Ahmadi Eyewitness Testimony: Niemat Ahmadi

    Niemat Ahmadi is from in Kebkabiya, North Darfur, Sudan. Ahmadi has testified that Janjaweed and Sudanese militia attacks began as early as 2001 in the area around Kebkabiya. This was before armed rebels made their initial devastating assault against a government airfield in 2003, generally considered the start of the conflict.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Alex de Waal Eyewitness Testimony: Alex de Waal

    In 2005, Sudan expert Alex de Waal was asked to join the African Union mediation team tasked with negotiating an end to conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Mark Hanis Eyewitness Testimony: Mark Hanis

    Mark Hanis, the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, was a student at Swarthmore College when he read a newspaper article about violence in Darfur, Sudan.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Omer Ismail Eyewitness Testimony: Omer Ismail

    Omer Ismail is from El Fashir, North Darfur, Sudan. He left Sudan in 1989, although most of his family remained there. Tensions started escalating in Darfur throughout the 1990s, with increasingly violent attacks against civilians beginning in 2001.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Jennifer Leaning Eyewitness Testimony: Jennifer Leaning

    Jennifer Leaning, an expert on disaster response, documented the plight of Darfurian refugees along the Chad-Sudan border in 2004.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Brian Steidle Eyewitness Testimony: Brian Steidle

    In September 2004, former US Marine Brian Steidle was invited to serve in Darfur as an unarmed military observer and US representative to the African Union.