Sunday, January 27, 2013

Facing Sudan Digital Download, only $2.99!

Facing Sudan is now available for a digital download at  The download is only $2.99.

The dvd is also available at CDbaby.  Don't worry, even though this is a "cd"store, this is the Special Edition dvd.  It is only $5.99. (Also available at Amazon, but a little more expensive)

Don't forget, there are many items available to enhance your viewing of Facing Sudan:

Official Soundtrack (Free Download)

Facing Sudan Discussion Questions

Facing Sudan Lesson Plans

More information is available at the Official Website for the film.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Facing Sudan Soundtrack Available for Free

Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke provided the moving soundtrack to Facing Sudan.  They have now made the soundtrack available for free.  Please consider a donation to the songwriters here.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Facing Sudan now only $6.99

Much has changed in Sudan over the last year.  South Sudan became the world's newest country as it broke away from the north and declared itself the Republic of South Sudan in July.  However, South Sudan is one of the poorest nations in the world today and is rocked by violence---both among its many ethnic groups but also tension with the government of the North has erupted into violence along the border.  Although peace was signed in June, violence there continues as well.  The humanitarian crisis in Darfur continues.

Facing Sudan addressed some of these issues back when it hit the festival circuit in 2007.  The film was made to spread awareness about the situation in both South Sudan and in Darfur.  It provides necessary background information to understanding the conflict and the situation today.

In order to continue the purpose of spreading awareness, Facing Sudan is now available for just $6.99 from Film Baby.  We also have free lesson plans and viewing party materials, as well.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Music From Tom Flannery

Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke composed the soundtracks for both Facing Sudan and Crayons and Paper. Over the past several years, I have been amazed at the level of sophistication and talent these two singer-songwriters have demonstrated, not only with their work on the films, but also in their solo efforts as well.

Since recording the soundtrack to Facing Sudan, Flannery has released several albums. He posts the albums online; several of them are free downloads. His latest venture, Edward, is Flannery at his best: whimsical, poignant; at times heartbreaking and scathing. In a nutshell, Edward does not disappoint and certain tracks, most notably “We Deserve Better than This,” “Wallflowers” and “Without a Girl,” rank among his finest work. These tunes prove once again that Flannery is deserving of a much wider audience.

The album is available for free. There’s no reason not to download it. When you do, let others know. Pass it around. You will not be disappointed.

You can download Edward here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Facing Sudan Price Drop

Facing Sudan has been a popular film for the last couple of years on Netflix, in libraries all across the United States and in schools.  Now, get Facing Sudan for only $11.99, only from Film Baby.

Plus, enter coupon code "ship4free" and receive free First Class shipping.  Hurry.  This coupon has been extended until December 20, 2010.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


While watching the vice presidential debates on Thursday night, I was pleased that Darfur became a topic.  Joe Biden had been there and has been a long time advocate for stopping the genocide in Darfur.  He has been outspoken about establishing a no-fly zone over Darfur and for supplying the UN-AU mission with much needed helicopters for delivering supplies and providing protection.

Sarah Palin even expressed her support for Darfur, announcing that her state had taken a lead in divesting from companies that do business in Sudan.  "When I and others in the legislature found out we had some millions of dollars in Sudan," she stated, "we called for divestment through legislation of those dollars to make sure we weren't doing anything that would be seen as condoning the activities there in Darfur."

That was great, I thought.  And then I discovered the truth:

Sarah Palin was lying.

Alaska had not divested from Sudan.  In fact, legislators in the Alaskan House of Representatives had tried to pass a bill for divestment but it was killed by Palin's administration. Likewise, a similar bill in the Senate also failed to get out of committee.

So, the fact is, the fund that Governor Palin discussed at the debate does invest in companies that do business with Sudan.

It was a gross lie.  A gross lie, indeed.

Shame on you, Governor Palin.  Shame, shame, shame.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Crayons and Paper on GRITtv

Tonight, Crayons and Paper was featured on Laura Flanders' show, GRITtv.  Check out the segment below: