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See SNL’s Keenan Thompson, Dave Eggers, and more in the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation virtual fundraiser May 23. (Or buy a ticket and watch later!) Proceeds support education in South Sudan. Click for details.

Songs of Enemies of Deserts

In the summer of 2008, filmmakers David Martinez and Shane Bauer traveled to Darfur to document the political and economic roots of the conflict in that region. Their film, A Day With the SLA, is featured in Wholphin No. 5. The following essay previously appeared, in slightly different form, in Filmmaker magazine.