www.savedarfur.orgSo last week we watched this documentary about Rwanda-'The Last Just Man' - if u can get it..get it.So i watched and im like ok..this is like many other documentaries ive watched...(this one was about General Dallaire and his efforts to save as many Rwandans as he could despite Security Council opposition but still thinks that he failed). Movies like Hotel Rwanda have now brought awareness to the fore..etc..But the saddest part- wasnt the movie..it was the people who came up at the end to vibe. Two of the three were survivors who had to hide under bodies, in bushes to save their lives; their faces just after watching that documentary were what did it for me.Two sides of the anguish spectrum- one looking livid, one almost with tears. And here is where the real message was clear, these were real people..i know people always say this..but for real..they were REAL..and talking about it.And also here were people speaking about the UN and the West with dissapointment ( to put it midly )- and its for real..not just the diluted kind of protest fueled by the price of a Coke. You know we were just there..right there in Kenya..next door..young so couldnt really do anything..but right there!
So ..enter Darfur 2005: we are right there..right next door.And we can do something. Someone who reads this may REALLy be able to do something..the resources are available! But then we live in Kenya that has its own problems - some might say - but when hundreds of thousands die- tsunamis x ??- every month can we really reduce this to nationalism? We cannot! Like Angie (holla!) said - this could happen today in Kenya!..Kambas and Kyuks fighting over that land between Komarock and Kangundo - yeh im trivialising..But you know what - Tutsi were 'taller' hence better- triviality apparently never stopped a genocide. I dont know what to do personally, Im hopelessly idealistic but my prof said this "I help one person, and that person helps one person and I've done 100% of me" -A.A-...It seems like a solid starting point...Pay it forward- a damn good movie that gave me a fuzzy feeling inside...but it really is time to stop watching and get busy doing!