24 Hours for Darfur is a grassroots video-advocacy campaign that uses the internet to mobilize people around the world to demand action to end the genocide in Darfur. Our mission is to focus international, national, and local media attention and popular political pressure on Darfur, catalyzing political actors to stop the genocide and provide adequate humanitarian support to its victims.
Through our website and outreach networks we will solicit thousands of thirty- to sixty-second videos, filmed by (1) individuals in front of their webcams, (2) student and community activist groups around the world, and (3) our partner production companies filming on the streets of New York and other cities.
Submissions will be uploaded to our website as well as to YouTube and other relevant sites, generating media attention; building pressure on politicians; flooding public forums with dialogue on Darfur; and exploding the assumption that the world is content to sit by while Darfur is ravaged.
We will compile and edit submissions into 24 hours of rolling footage, to screen at the steps of Congress, in front of the UN building in New York, and at strategic locations around the world so that our politicians can no longer turn a blind eye to suffering in Darfur. We will demand responses from politicians, encouraging them to post their platforms on Darfur to YouTube and our website, submit to public scrutiny, and solicit feedback from the global community.