How the U.N. & World Failed Darfur Amid "the 21st Century's First Genocide" (documentary) FRONTLINE
22 Feb 2023
Twenty years after the start of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, revisit a FRONTLINE documentary that examined why the United Nations and the international community failed to stop what has been called the first genocide of the 21st century. (Aired 2007)
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After the genocide in Rwanda and atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in the 1990s, the world had vowed “never again.” Then came the crisis in Darfur. By the time the FRONTLINE documentary “On Our Watch” premiered in late 2007, the Sudanese government and Janjaweed militias had waged a brutal campaign against rebel groups and civilians in Darfur for four years. Even by the most conservative estimate, at least 200,000 people had been killed by then and 2.5 million driven from their homes. FRONTLINE examined how the international community and the U.N. responded as the crisis unfolded and why — after Rwanda and Srebrenica — they once again failed to stop the slaughter.
Prologue - 00:00
Darfur, Sudan: Allegations of Genocide - 01:10
How the U.N. Reacted to Reports of Janjaweed Atrocities in Darfur in 2003 - 11:36
The U.N.’s Failures in Rwanda & Srebrenica - 17:06
How the U.N. Security Council Responded in 2004 to the Darfur Crisis - 25:00
Documenting Atrocities and Collecting Witness Testimony in Darfur - 29:12
By 2006, Violence Spilled Over From Sudan to Chad - 37:15
Darfur: International Criminal Court Indictments & U.S. Sanctions in 2007 - 45:21
Credits - 52:53