Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2008
http://www.takepart.com/darfurnow Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just released Participant Media's critically acclaimed documentary Darfur Now on DVD. Darfur Now is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity's darkest hours - a call to action for people everywhere to help end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur. The movie, which is Rated PG, chronicles the struggles and achievements of six different individuals in Darfur and around the world who are trying to bring an end to the crisis.
As part of Participant Media's Social Action Campaign for Darfur Now, Participant Media and ENOUGH are co-sponsors of Darfur Now the Tour, a series of free screenings and musical concerts at five U.S. colleges designed to engage American students in Darfur activism. The final concert in the series took place Thursday, May 29, at 6PM in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom at the UCLA campus and was headlined by OK Go. For information, go to http://www.takepart.com/darfurnow.
On Friday, May 30th, Participant and Amnesty International are holding a nationwide "house party" call-in with Darfur Now director Ted Braun, in which people who have organized group house parties to watch the DVD can discuss the issues raised in the film directly with the filmmaker.
About Darfur Now
Written and directed by Ted Braun, the film explores the Darfur conflict through the first-hand experiences of six people. From a UCLA graduate in Manhattan Beach, California, to a Darfurian woman who joins rebel forces, the movie stars actors Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mahmoud Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling.
About Participant Media
Participant Media is the leading provider of entertainment that inspires and compels social change. It is a Los Angeles-based production company that focuses on socially relevant, commercially viable feature films and documentaries. Participant Media is headed by CEO Jim Berk and President Ricky Strauss and was founded in 2004 by philanthropist Jeff Skoll, who serves as Chairman.
For information, visit http://www.participantmedia.com.
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