The Devil Came On Horseback (2007)

ANNE SUNDBERG, RICKI STERN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5. 

USA, 2007.  Break Thru Films.  Screenplay by Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg.  Cinematography by , , , , Anne Sundberg, .  Produced by , , , , , Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg.  Music by .  Film Editing by .

Challenging, heartbreaking documentary that presents the experiences of , military supervisor of the ‘ceasefire’ in Sudan that escalated into genocide. Steidle gives plenty of candid face time to the camera, informing about his early experiences as a marine through to his journey into the sad reality of Darfur that led to yet another horrific human tragedy; as he informs us, it seems we always say ‘never again’ and yet it seems to keep happening with our approval. Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg wisely do very little editorializing with the story, allowing Steidle’s testimony to speak for itself, and create a very memorable film journey with some very terrifying images.

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