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Juba Youth

Five shortfilms from a newborn country

What kind of story about young people in your country would you like to tell in a short film?

This was a question five emerging filmmakers from South Sudan came across in an email at the end of 2012. As a result they created five narrative and documentary films, which could not be more different in styles and themes.

WELTFILME e.V. has accompanied the directors from script development all the way through to editing. Now the films and the documentation about the project are promoted worldwide: at official premieres in Juba and Berlin, at film festivals, at other special screening events and online in order to make the stories from South Sudan accessible to as many viewers as possible. For more information contact info@weltfilme.org.

"JUBA Youth" - the project documentation

"Decide" from Alex Taban

Pitia prefers to go for a drink with his friends rather than attending school – until something terrible happens. Pitia now has to make up his mind...

Alex Taban, filmmaker and actor, was born in 1980 and studied at the Uganda Film & TV Production Institute in Kampala. He also works as a producer and presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).

"Angelo" from Joice John Thomas

At the Friendship Association for Child Protection Angelo devotes himself to street children in Juba. A fate, he once shared with them.

Joice John Thomas was born in 1983 and grew up in Yei (South Sudan). She works as a producer and presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).

"Clash of Cultures" from Mary Kadi Manoah

Since independence, more and more young South Sudanese from all over the world have returned to their country. Conflict among them is inevitable.

Mary Kadi Manoah was born in 1985 and studied mass communication in Cairo. She was a presenter at the Voice of the People Radio and works currently as a reporter at Citizen Television (CTV).

"Wani and his Vision" from Ochan Hannington

Many young South Sudanese work as Boda-Boda (motor-cycle) drivers. Wani is one of them. He however, aims for more.

Ochan Hannington was born in 1985 and lives in Yei (South Sudan). He studied public relations and media in Uganda. He works as a journalist and contributes to Theniles.org.

"Dowry of Life" from Simon Bingo

Mary loves John, but she was forced to marry a wealthy man instead. A meeting with her lover has fatal consequences.

Simon Bingo was born in 1986 and studied TV and video production at Nairobi University. He works as a producer, editor and presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).

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