Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, The Devil Came on Horseback takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it’s black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed.
Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern codirected and coproduced ‘The Trials of Darryl Hunt’, which screened at Sundance last year, is nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award. Sundberg is director and writer for film and television. Her credits include producer for ‘Tully’, coproducer for In My Corner, director of ‘Trailer Fabulous’, and series producer for ‘Family Plots’.
Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern codirected and coproduced ‘The Trials of Darryl Hunt’, which screened at Sundance last year, is nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award. Ricki Stern is a director, producer and writer whose films have shown on HBO and PBS. Stern’s credits include director of ‘In My Corner’ and ‘Neglect Not the Children’, and producer of ‘Autopsy’ series.
The Devil Came on Horseback
2007, 89', color, video
Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern
Jerry Risius, William Rexer II , Phil Cox, Annie Sundberg, Tim Heatherington
Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern, Gretchen Wallace
Festivals & Awards:
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Seeds of War Award Silverdocs, Witness Award