DAR FUR – WAR FOR WATER

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Dar Fur – War for Water is about a mission, that Tomo Križnar, 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, Minni Minawi, was obviously just o political charade, which still goes on today.

CONTENT


Dar Fur – War for Water is about a mission, that Tomo Križnar, a human rights activist and (former) Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek’s special emissary in Darfur, made.

AUTHOR TEAM


Script and direction by TOMO KRIŽNAR & MAJA WEISS
Produced by IDA WEISS
videographer TOMO KRIŽNAR
editor PETER BRAATZ
music by CHRIS ECKMAN
sound designer JULIJ ZORNIK, JOHANNA HERR
author of the song “Jebel Marra” TOMAŽ PENGOV

PLAYING


TOMO KRIZNAR
DR. JANEZ DRNOVŠEK – then president of Slovenia
OMAR MAHAMED BESHIR – President of Sudan

Darfur civilians, refugees and rebels

MINNY ARCO MINNAWY
ABDEL WAHID AL NUR
DR.MOHAMED RAYA
MUSTAVA TERAB
SULEIMAN JAMMOUS
ADAM SHOGAR
ADAM BAKHIT
IBRAHIM KHALIL

PRODUCTION


BELA FILM
in co-production with
RTV SLOVENIA – Documentary program
Responsible editor: Živa Emeršič
TARIS FILM
TOMO KRIZNAR
financial support:
FILM FUND OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT


OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS


AWARDS


Amnesty International Award / Durban International Film Festival (South Africa), 2008

Best documentary film Award /
International Film and Environment Festival of Zaragoza (Spain), 2009

FESTIVALS


  • Bahamas International Film Festival (Bahamas), 4. – 11. 12. 2008
  • Durban international Film Festival (South Afrika), 23. 7. – 3. 8. 2008 – in competition / Amnesty International Award
  • International Film Festival Warsaw (Poland), 10. – 19. 10. 2008
  • Prix Europa – in library (Germany), 18. – 25. 10. 2008
  • Festival of Slovenian Film (Portorož, Slovenia), 22. – 25. 10. 2008
  • DokMa 2008 (Maribor, Slovenia), 2. – 8. 11. 2008
  • IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Netherlands), 20. – 30. 11. 2008
  • Movies that matter (Hague, Netherlands), 2. – 8. 4. 2009
  • 16. International Environmental Film Festival – FICMA (Barcelona, Spain), 29. 5. – 7. 6. 2009
  • Salvador International Ambient Film Festival (Brazil), 5. – 20. 6. 2009
  • Mediteran Film Festival Široki Brijeg (BiH), 2. – 5. 9. 2009 – in competition
  • Milano Film Festival – State (T)error special season (Italy), 11. – 20. 9. 2009
  • Amakula Kampala International Film Festival (Uganda), 6. – 14. 11. 2009
  • DOCSDF International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (Mexico), 15. – 24. 10. 2009 – in competition
  • International Film and Environment Festival of Zaragoza (Spain), 6. – 15. 11. 2009
DAR FUR – VOJNA ZA VODO

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration: 92 min.
Production format: DV, 4:3
Playback format: 35mm, Dolby Digital &
Digital Beta, Stereo
Languages: Slovenian, English, Arabic, Zagawi, Darfurian
Year of production: 2008

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