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“We’ve seen what happens when there are no witnesses”
This powerful sentence launches a startling new four-minute video from George Clooney and the Enough Project documenting their recent trip to the Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. While filming in the mountains, they witnessed rocket attacks and aerial bombardment by the Sudanese government against the Nuban people in South Kordofan.
Clooney and Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast are in DC this week raising awareness of the crisis and calling for urgent government action. Clooney and Prendergast will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations today at a hearing titled “Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity.”
Omer Ismail, Sr. Policy Adviser for the Enough Project, originally from El-Fashir, Darfur, Sudan said today: “The evidence brought back by George Clooney and John Prendergast on their recent trip to Sudan is very compelling. It demonstrates the link between the Darfur atrocities and what is happening today in the Nuba Mountains and South Kordofan. All these crises are linked and demand a comprehensive solution for Sudan.”
During the video, Clooney and team documented members of the Nuba community taking cover during an aerial bombing. Clooney remarks, “This isn’t a war of retaliation, this is simply trying to clear people out ethnically because of the color of their skin.” Prendergast agrees, reminding viewers of the gravity of the situation. “This is a civilian protection crisis. We talk all the time about the responsibility to protect human life — right here is a ground zero for that responsibility.”