Most of the photographs were taken by me and my wife Bojana during our last expedition to DR Congo and Sudan in the summer of 2014 (three were taken for campaigns to help indigenous peoples 1979 - 2014). The portraits compare “brutes” in two totally different natural environments: the African rainforest and the southern edge of the Sahara, the largest desert on Earth. We borrowed the title “Exterminate all the brutes” from Sven Lindqvist’s book because we, the “civilised” descendants of the first urban settlers, have been repeating it for centuries behind our defensive fortifications. We used this call to make modern “janissaries” realise that our turn will come too, even though we are living in a seemingly safe part of the world.
Knights that once protected the innocent are becoming fewer and fewer and so are humanitarian heroes, therefore we are using machines to help us out. We are becoming robots ourselves and this process may be irreversible but perhaps robots could help protect the roots and seeds of humanity - drones, flying cameras, the “flying eyes and ears of God”, as the indigenous people call them.
All proceeds from the calendar will be used to take the final shots with drones in the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile, where me and Bojana will be travelling to in the beginning of December. The money will also be used for financing the final cut and post-production, which will be done in Slovenia in March and April of 2015.
"End of last dry season and in the begining of new reain season we got more bombs then ever before. Government in Khartoum is implementing the "final solution" of Nuba question using the air force. And in the same time reorganising janjaweeds. Merceneries from abroad are granted more and more power. The people in Nuba Mountains are under tremendouss pressure. " Tomo Križnar
we wrote a protest letter, hoping that you will kindly read and forward it to others … and also consider how you might personally help in protecting the indigenous people
(we will be collecting your suggestions for cooperation at the e-mail address
P.S. We sent the protest letter to the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navi Pillay, the Special Adviser on The Prevention of Genocide to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh, to individual heads of state, religious leaders, the European Cultural Parliament, media outlets …
We will also ask the global public for help in putting an end to the genocide through the Web community AVAAZ, where you too will be able to sign a petition.
Let us preserve the roots of humanity, fight the darkness with light!
20. December 2013 -
Shooting on the streets of Bentiu
On the streets of Bentiu today again all the suspects are being shot. Tomo is reporting about numerous bodies lying on the streets. On the photo you can see the road in Bentiu and entrance to UN of Mongolian battalion.
17. December 2013 -
16. December 2013 – New attacks on native people. How much more time are we going to keep our eyes closed? Tomo Križnar spent all night and day together with attacked mothers, children, old people and patients in caves and in river's troughs.
17. December 2013 -
On 12. December 2013 Tomo Križnar has reported for POP TV 24 ur directly through satellite connection about the tragedy of Nuba people and about daily attacks by army of Omar Al Basir. link to video
17. December 2013 -
Tomo about Nelson Mandela:
Nelson is indeed more than a run-of-the-mill politician, and he did prove that experience of the worst evil can really help in becoming a better person. He did, however, fail when we were attempting to rescue Nigerian poet Saro-Wiwa from being hanged by the generals for protecting the indigenous Ogoni people in the Niger delta from the Shell oil corporation. And he never helped the Nuba and the people of Sudan. Archbishop Desmund Tutu dares to stand up openly in support of the people in Darfur, Abyei and Blue Nile provinces, and the natives in the Nuba mountains. And he is doing this by openly accusing the British and the European Union of cooperating, along with the Americans, with the Arabs in Sudan, with the Arab League, China and Russia in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous people in what is left of the old Sudan after the secession of the Republic of South Sudan two years ago.
Tomo Križnar, Nuba mountains, December 13th 2013
15. December 2013 -
The Photos and Videos were brought to us by Abass Idris Gima, he filmed the aftermath of this bombardment on the 1st of May 2013. We have only edited the content and uploaded it to YouTube.
The team “Eyes and Ears of God”
11. December 2013 -
New attack on Nuba mountains:
22. November 2013 -
Calendar of Tomo Križnar Foundation and H.O.P.E. for 2014
(click on the image to see the whole callendar)
Our new calendar brings you experiences of childhood by schoolchildren in the Nuba mountains.
We put their simple yet compelling drawings as exclamation marks with each month - along with
photos of the native people, which we took under Russian Antonov bombers and Chinese MIGs.
In spite of the worst humanitarian crisis, the indigenous people continue to express, from one month to the next, an infinite hope and trust that we will help them to survive on their own land.
We believe that we can help the most by making a documentary movie that we have been producing on the ground in Sudan since the beginning of the year. Please support our new documentary by purchasing the calendar. Give it as a gift to friends, notify acquantainces,
spread the word ...
Calendar+DVD (A day in the life of Koni, With the school children in Nuba Mountains, Leni Riefenstahl's Nuba in 2013): 11 EUR+postage
18. November 2013 -
Video of yesterday's bomb attack in Nuba Mountains:
15. November 2013 -
Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA) Urgent report on Blue Nile IDPs crossing the border into the refugees camps in South Sudan
Over 2000 family members hardly managed to cross from the Ingassana hill south of the Blue Nile state on the 10th.Nov.2013into the refugee’s camp in south Sudan.
The group took off the journey on the 2nd.Nov.2013 under a continual daily aerial bombardment and ground attacks plus so many ambushes on their way, after been denied access by the government of Sudan since war outbreak on the 2nd.Sep.2011.
4 children and three elders killed in between Jangoor and Balduguvillage on the border-line to Kurmuk County, more than 100 casualties’ lei downunder the trees on the border to south Sudan without medicine, food or shelter.
The SRRA is appealing all related humanitarian stakeholders for an urgent humanitarian help.
13. October 2013 - Our short documentary videos from Sudan:
Bombardments on civilians became usual event. It is happening day after day. Today again in Buram, a small market town in Nuba Mountains, where we we used to sit in wonderful cool shade under mango tree, drinking coffee or tea and chat.
Antonov arrived at 9.15 in the morning and bombed the center of the market - straight without circling. It killed three men and wounded another four. Two man died roasted on the spot, and the third one on the way to small clinic. All are civilians.There are no military camps around. The same Antonov bombed today also Kowalib and Degheba. At the moment we do not have report on victims.
It is happening again and again because most of the world is looking away.
Thank you for your attention.
Calendar 2013 by Tomo Kriznar Foundation and humanitarian organisation HOPE
with footage of african indigenes from besieged war areas in Darfur, Nuba mountains and Blue Nile in Sudan (1979 - 2012)
"The pen is mightier then the sword!"
1. February 2013 -
In refugee camp Yida in South Sudan, which was made for the refugees from Nuba Mountains, Tomo and Živa were drinking tea, when someone comes by. Tomo jumps up "I know this man, Živa record this!!"
Later it turns out that Tomo met this man 13 years ago in Nuba Mountains, made a picture of him and put him in this year's callendar.
Video of the event:
12. September 2012 -
Documentary Eyes and Ears of God was accepted to Festival of Slovenian Film and will be presented on 27.9.2012 at 15:30 in Auditorium in Portorož
11. September 2012 -
Video clips made on our last mission to Sudan:
interview with Rudwan Dawood Cis, young sudanese activist, cofounder of griffna movement. We meet him in Juba just before he went to Khartoum to support demonstrations against Sudanese government in Khartoum. He was arrested there just because he attended peaceful protests...but now after 44 days in prison they released him! His work is great inspiration to many young people in Sudan and South Sudan!
11. August 2012 -
Sudan testimonies - Križnar's latest visit to endogenous areas:
After two months I have just safely returned from the sacrificial altar in Sudan. Here is my message for you.
THE GIST OF THE MESSAGE:
Nowhere else on Earth in 2012 does the international community sacrifice more than on the sacrificial altar in the Blue Nile, the Nuba Mountains, Abyei and Darfur.
Nowhere else are the global powers engaged in such a secret fight for the control of the natural resources on the backs of the cheapest slaves.
Nowhere else have the mainstream media and the independent reporters along with UN agencies and non-governmental humanitarian organisations failed to fulfil their mission to such an extent than here.
Nowhere else on Earth has the aggressive dictatorship been accused of more crimes against humanity, including genocide, than here.
Nowhere else have the exterminated natives preserved more ancient and indigenous culture living in symbiosis with nature than in the areas between the largest desert Sahara and the biggest swamps in the world. Therefore, their wisdom may be useful against all world crises.
Because due to the rainy season all land connections have become impassable and because it is too late to use the trucks from South Sudan, food and medical supplies must be airdropped immediately.
UN agencies and non-governmental organisations have to immediately reach an agreement for the airdrops with Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
The means are available, logistics is in place, but the most critical is time. Do not wait for the European and American vacations to end.
Two million indigenous people are trapped in the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile, and most of those who will die will die from starvation and dysentery (now they are eating trees and grass) even before the first ripening of plants towards the end of August.
During the Olympic Games the media and the pressure from the public will be the most effective.
If “dropping food and medicines from the air will really be too expensive”, it is necessary to do everything that in the new game of the superpowers after the end of the rainy season the African families won't be sacrificed completely and forever.
On the brink of a new war between South Sudan and Sudan, please consider:
Nowhere on the planet is the humanitarian crisis worse than on the border between what is left of old Sudan and the new South Sudan. Nowhere on Earth is the ruling dictatorial regime accused of more crimes against humanity, including genocide – and nowhere have the indigenous people that are being exterminated preserved a more harmonious, more primeval and symbiotically with nature living culture than in the area between the largest sand desert, the Sahara, and the largest swamp regions in the world...read more
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