This new film by Operation Broken Silence exposes the Khartoum regime’s second and ongoing attempt of genocide in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan’s South Kordofan region. Operation Broken Silence is a nonprofit group for the abolition of genocide, slavery and human trafficking based in Memphis, TN.
The 45-minute documentary provides rare footage of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in this region. Despite the dangers, Mark Hackett and his film crew managed to enter South Kordofan in June 2012. The result, in his words, is “the first singular, large-scale media project to document this war.”
The film is intended to help the international community understand the level of violence now aimed against the Sudanese Nuba people by their own government. Hackett reports, “Our findings were absolutely horrifying.”
For almost two years the regime of Sudanese President and indicted war criminal Omar al-Bashir has been waging a relentless, targeted campaign of forced starvation, aerial bombing, and on-the-ground massacres against the various peoples of the Nuba Mountains.
This Washington premiere was presented by the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom in conjunction with The Institute on Religion and Democracy. Following the film screening, Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, Nina Shea, moderated a discussion with the film’s Director Mark Hackett, CEO and Executive Director of Operation Broken Silence, and Dr. John Hubbel Weiss, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. Theses discussants are part of the End Nuba Genocide alliance of genocide scholars and Sudan activists.