Our highly anticipated documentary film Across the Frontlines: Ending the Nuba Genocide will be released worldwide online November 1, 2012.
In June of 2011, indicted war criminal and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir violently cut off media and aid access to the historic Nuba Mountains of Sudan, covering up the crimes he is committing there. Government warplanes bomb defenseless villages on a daily basis while Sudanese army forces and their proxy militias commit massacres on the ground. Bashir’s troops have blockaded the roads leading into the Nuba Mountains to starve out innocent people who are seeking refuge in caves. It is estimated that 800,000 ethnic Nubans are now at-risk of being annihilated through a campaign of genocide by attrition.
Despite the horrors of war and the terror of the most evil of crimes, the Nuban people persevere in the hopes of a new Sudan where all are treated as equals with respect and dignity. Nuban Muslims and Christians have joined together to fight back. Thousands have armed themselves and are preventing Bashir’s killers from pushing deeper into the Nuba Mountains. Others are working hard to see that direly needed food and medicines reach tiny clinics that are overrun by the wounded, sick and starving. On the frontlines the Nuban people fight for the basic human right to live, even as members of humanity try to ruthlessly exterminate them in cold blood.
In June of 2012 an Operation Broken Silence assessment team slipped across the borders of Sudan and South Sudan to investigate this tragedy. While there they bore witness to a story of humanity’s greatest failures and evils, but also to a story of bravery, forgiveness, and depths of human resilience in the face of calculated hatred. This is the story they brought back, and the story we need your help in broadcasting around the world.