Devil Came on Horseback, The

A FILM BY Anne Sundberg, Ricki Stern

[A] searing documentary about the genocide in Darfur.
- John Anderson, Newsday
Demands to be seen as soon as possible and by as many viewers as possible.
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
FIVE STARS - Poses one simple question: What the f*** is it going to take for the international community to send in the Marines?
- Diedre Swain, NOW Magazine


THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, World Cinema
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2007


Anne Sundberg, Ricki Stern


Burning house
A Sudan Liberation Army leader
A village in Darfur burning after an attack
Brian Steidle with children
Massgrave in Baraka
Directors Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern
Market looted by the army
Janjaweed leader
Janjaweed militia
Brian Steidle with the African Union team
Investigating a civilian complaint
Killed attacker