Posted at 7:10 PM on October 8, 2007
by Euan Kerr
Annie Sundberg knows what she wants and how to get it. She walked into the MPR studios and spent the first 10 minutes combing through newspapers and the 'net to try to divine the latest wrinkles in the Sudanese political situation.
She'd just flown in from California, where she introduced her new film "The Devil Came on Horseback" along with the subject of the film Brian Steidle whose pictures of Darfur caused a huge outcry when they were published in the New York Times.
Later in the day will be on her way again. She won't be here for the opening of her film at the Bell Auditorium in Minneapolis at the weekend, but she will return to introduce the film tuesday and Wednesday October 16th and 17th.
The film has been shown in 26 countries so far, and she's excited about taking it to Chad next year to show it in displaced persons camps to refugees who fled from Darfur. She says it is evidence that people in other parts of the world are talking about their plight, and for people in their situation, that's huge.
Update True professional that she is Annie Sundberg dropped me an e-mail asking that we point out that she directed and produced the film with Ricki Stern, and Gretchen Wallace and Jane Wells also are producers on the film.
You can listen to the interview here.