From: Jessica Smith
Date: January 7, 2005 5:30:39 PM EST
Subject: "Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible" airs Tuesday on PBS
I thought you, your colleagues, and readers would surely be interested in the upcoming episode of PBS's international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/World, airing Tuesday, January 11, at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Please consider posting or forwarding this message.
In "The Quick and the Terrible," FRONTLINE/World reporter Amy Costello travels to Sudan, where war in the western region of Darfur has claimed more than 70,000 lives and produced more than two million refugees. Costello travels with troops from the African Union (AU)—the only peacekeeping force operating in Sudan. She also tours Darfur’s sprawling refugee camps, meets with the Janjaweed, Arab nomad militias who have been accused of raping and killing innocent civilians and burning their villages, and later meets members of the Sudanese Liberation Army, who are battling Sudan’s government. Back in the capital of Khartoum, Costello interviews Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail about the charge of genocide.
As the crisis escalates, Costello tours a refugee camp recently bulldozed by the Sudanese government, who say they want the refugees to return to their villages. Walking the ruined landscape of the Al Jeer camp, Costello says, “It is hard to imagine any words, even one as powerful as genocide, fixing such a broken place.”
Following the broadcast, visit the FRONTLINE/World web site for full-length streaming video of the complete documentary, and more on this report. http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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