1. Obakki // Preserved in Time


    from Brian Ceci / Added

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    Cattle Camps are large areas where herders hold cattle for wealthy individuals who own hundreds of cattle at a time. These cattle are essential for marrying a woman in South Sudanese culture, as well as maintaining a status in the community. However, with the recent price of dowry rising, raiding and shootouts are becoming common practice. Cattle Camps play a historic role of South Sudanese culture, but recently due to conflicts between tribes, there are regular talks of disbanding them altogether with the modernization of this brand new country. Obakki has implemented a pilot project which hopes to preserve this dying tradition by drilling boreholes and livestock watering stations in the cattle camps, eliminating the fight for territory. For more information on this amazing cause, visit www.obakki.com

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    • My Name Is Deformed


      from Samaritan's Purse / Added

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      Labeled "deformed," "ugly" or "useless" at birth, South Sudanese children born with a cleft lip are often seen as a bad omen. A new smile means a new name and hope for the future. Be a part of their transformation: http://samaritanspurse.org/cleftlip Produced by - Jacob Snyder & Matt Rath Editor - Jacob Snyder Cinematography - Matt Rath Music Score - Doug Kaufman Graphics - Jun Oh & Collin Waldron

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      • Obakki // Inspiration from South Sudan, Africa


        from Brian Ceci / Added

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        In December 2011, I took a long journey to Rumbek, South Sudan for documentation of Obakki Foundation's efforts in drilling water wells for the people of South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The "O" in Obakki symbolically represents a full circle in this amazing contribution to humanity; The fashion is directly inspired by the colours and textures of this country - which promotes the foundation, which creates change. So far the Obakki Foundation has drilled over 250 water wells in South Sudan. www.obakki.com www.obakkifoundation.org Music: Blood by The Middle East

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        • Seeking Shelter. Saving Lives.


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          Follow us behind the scenes of humanitarian action in one of the remotest parts of South Sudan: step into a humanitarian camp, witness a food air drop, see for yourself what being displaced in South Sudan really means. Made in collaboration with UN OCHA. Created by: David Gough & Thomas Maddens GFX: Ellen Andries For more info on the situation in South Sudan: bit.ly/1aiG4SG amadproduction.eu @amadproduction facebook.com/amadproduction

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          • Displaced and Desperate: Doro, South Sudan


            from STEVE SHELTON IMAGES, LLC / Added

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            For several years I've been studying Sudan's political turmoil and the resulting migrations of tribes around and into South Sudan as border tensions fluctuate. These tensions are not new to a country divided not only ethnically, but spiritually and economically as a predominant Arab government in Khartoum has, until recent history, held the economic purse strings for a largely animist, agriculturally based South Sudan. On July 9, 2011, South Sudan voted to secede from the North splitting the country in half and taking with it most of the country's oil reserves. Tensions grew into armed conflicts along the new border. Suddenly choices about where to live and raise families had to be made for the marginalized living along the border. Where to farm and find food? Many times splintered by blasts in the black of night, tribes ran blindly into the bush seeking refuge. Tightly knit for generations these tribes, having relied--with their lives--for years on one another, now had unraveled and become refugees within their own country. This is a mere snapshot of these lives.

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            • Into the Earth, by Tom Stoddart


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              During his 40-year career photojournalist Tom Stoddart witnessed and documented the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Nelson Mandela, wars in Lebanon, the former Yugoslavia and Iraq and the HIV/AIDS catastrophe in Africa. Earlier this year, Mr. Stoddart, a Reportage by Getty Images staff photographer, travelled to South Sudan with the ICRC to document the plight of refugees who had fled fighting in Sudan.

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              • Innocent


                from Samaritan's Purse / Added

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                Imagine fleeing in the dark of night with six children in a little boat; only three of them make it across the Nile. More than one million innocent victims have been forced from their homes because of fighting in South Sudan. Despite the tragedy, their hearts beat with new hope. Through the ministry of Samaritan's Purse, meeting physical and spiritual needs, many are coming to know him as their Savior. © Samaritan's Purse. 2014 www.samaritanspurse.org www.sptv.org twitter.com/samaritanspurse facebook.com/samaritanspurse

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                • Music and War Stories preview


                  from Sam Jones / Added

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                  Music and War Stories (Working title) A preview and overview of SoundThreads project with the musicians of South Sudan.

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                  • South Sudan Reel: Witnessing a Year of Independence


                    from Andrew Cagle / Added

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                    This is a compilation of video clips shot while working for Seed Effect Microfinance in Kajo Keji, South Sudan during the nation's first year of independence. I was blessed to spend a year with a community full of beautiful, loving, and gracious people. With the music and imagery, I worked to tell the story of this community's first year as free South Sudanese. Check out photos of Independence Day in Kajo Keji here: http://andrewcagle.com/july9 www.seedeffect.org Music: "Freedom Hangs Like Heaven" by Iron & Wine Equipment and Shooting in the Field Canon 7D Canon 16-35mm f2.8 Canon 70-200mm f/4 I needed to be able to throw everything into a backpack most of the time. Back in 2011, a DSLR and two lenses was all I wanted to be mobile and cover my focal lengths. 16-35mm was my go-to. For audio I attached a Beachtek to the bottom of the camera and wired a lavalier or plugged in a shotgun. Rode NTG-2 was a great short shotgun for the field when running around. I liked to run a boom when I could, using a portable mic stand and a Sennheiser ME-66 with a plug-in transmitter. I also carried a JVC-HM100 as a backup camera. This was in the days before the Canon C series and Sony FS cameras. However, I am still a believer in always having a small ENG camera in your kit. Having all the tools needed in one package is invaluable in the field.

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                    • South Sudan: behind the scenes at the birth of a new country


                      from Christian Parkinson / Added

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                      I was lucky enough to be in South Sudan for the birth of the new nation on July 9th 2011. It was a wonderful experience and I decided to document a little of what it was like to cover the story from the Cameraman's perspective. I hope you find the short film an interesting and enlightening look at what goes into the making of a News film. Thanks to my colleagues Correspondent Will Ross and Producer Gringo Wotshela for allowing themselves to be filmed. For the techies out there I shot it on my Sony HX9V and cut it on FCP 6. I also used Quick looks for the opening and closing shots.

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