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Another African Story



Italy, 2004, - Color - 54

DIRECTED BY:
Emanuele Piano

SCREENPLAY:
Emanuele Piano

PRODUCER:
Emanuele Piano

WORLD SALES:
Fulvia D'Ottavi - Oyibo Productions

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Darfur, a region in western Sudan, has emerged as the "world's worst humanitarian crisis" according to the UN. A bloody conflict has erupted in the area in february 2003 when two rebel groups tool up arms against the central government, which responded by bombing villages and killing innocent civilians with the aid of an irregular mercenary militia called Janjaweed. The US Congress has called it a genocide. This is the story of people fleeing from a conflict that doesn't spare anyone and taking refuge in Chad. But, it is also the tale of the rebels fighting inside Darfur for their right to development and political representantion. Maybe it is a situation like others, one which we could bluntly label as Another african story. But can we get used to genocide?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Emanuele Piano . DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY Emanuele Piano Freelance journalist since 2000 writes for a number of Italian dailies and weeklies. Specialized in Africa and Middle Eastern affairs, has published a series of reportages from Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, Iraq, Algeria etc. Currently runs a documentary production company called Oyibo Productions which has featured reports on ABC Nightline, CBS News, Raitre, Canale 5, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and La7.

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