USA: ‘Darfur Now’ Film has Roots in Amercian Jewish Committee Office

Click here: JewishInStLouis.org – ‘Darfur Now’ Film has Roots in Amercian Jewish Committee Office

After listening to a presentation about genocidal killing in the Darfur region of Sudan, Dean Schramm and other members of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Committee decided that they had to do something….The idea for making a documentary was inspired by a presentation from Ruth Messinger, the executive director of the American Jewish World Service, which has been at the forefront of the Save Darfur movement.

Schramm quickly signed up one of his clients, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Theodore Braun, who in turn enlisted another critically acclaimed documentarian, Mark Jonathan Harris.

The group tapped Greenebaum, who has since become the AJC’s national director of interreligious affairs, to explain the situation to potential financial backers. He first approached Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation, which gave the producers a $100,000 grant for seed money.

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