11 September 2007

The Devil Came on Horseback

This weekend a wonderful documentary about the genocide in Darfur came to the Nashville area. The Devil Came on Horseback opened Friday afternoon at the Belcourt Theatre. This movie focuses on the experiences of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle. The movie takes a close look at the current Darfur, a place where an Arab run government is systematically destroying villages and displacing, raping, torturing, and killing black African citizens.

Our local chapter got the privilege to table at the Belcourt for all eight showings this weekend. (A big shout out to our volunteers for getting all eight shows covered!) Our table focused on getting signatures for the Global Petition for ending the genocide in Darfur. October 24, 2007 is the close date for the petition and Amnesty is actively working to obtain half a million signatures. Currently Amnesty only has 50,000 signatures left to make it to their goal. We collected 138 signatures.

If you haven’t already done so, please follow the link below and sign the online petition.



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