More than 2.5 million people have already perished in various conflicts in Sudan over the last two decades. It is almost unfathomable that things could get worse, yet today the scale of violence is rising to unprecedented levels, a fact demonstrated by Ben Anderson’s upcoming segment on this Friday’s episode of VICE on HBO.
– George Clooney
This Friday, June 13th, VICE airs its season two finale on HBO at 11PM. In the episode, Ben Anderson travels to Sudanese refugee camps in Chad to examine the effects of flagging international attention, then to Sudan itself, where the rebels are preparing to take down President Omar al-Bashir.
A decade ago, international media attention was fixed on the crisis in Darfur, with American politicians, activists, and celebrities condemning Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for his brutal genocide, and calling for his removal. Yet in present day, the calls for action have waned, despite the fact that President Bashir remains in power, and continues to rage war against his own people.
George Clooney and John Prendergast, who screened the season two finale of VICE, write an op-ed for VICE News on Ben Anderson’s Sudan segment.
In the op-ed, Clooney and Prendergast write, “Sudan may be the world’s most murderous conflict. But the suffering of its people has been obscured, redacted, made silent.”
Watch an exclusive clip from Ben Anderson’s segment on the crisis in Sudan.