The Devil Came on Horseback
Using the exclusive photographs and first-hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, the film goes on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Dafur, Sudan, where in 2004, Steidle became witness to a genocide that to date has claimed over 400,000 lives. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. Unprepared for what he would witness and experience, Steidle returned to the U.S. armed with his photographs, intent on exposing the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. A 2007 world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly propulsive and dramatic film from award-winning directors Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern is a heartfelt account of what this particular American witness saw and, just as important, what he did afterwards.