Crisis on the Big Screen

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

Issue documentaries — think An Inconvenient Truth, Jimmy Carter, Man from Plains — are all the rage right now, so it's no surprise that one of the most horrific topics of our time, the crisis in Darfur, is receiving the treatment. Enter Darfur Now. Filmmakers hope their project will highlight some of the folks trying to find a resolution, as well as serve as call to action everyone who sees it. One of the resolution-seekers they feature is Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, who investigates the atrocities in Darfur. He'll talk about seeking justice in the Sudan. Do you go to films like this? Have you ever donated money, changed your lifestyle, or joined an advocacy organization as a result? Or is it simply enough to leave a documentary with heightened awareness?