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5.27.14

Oil and War

Despite the first major uprising in 1955, Sudan was eager to begin oil exploration, and in 1959 a collection of European and American companies began their search in the north.

5.22.14

The Wretched Land

We arrange a meeting with a group of Nuer politicians who introduce us to a thing young man named Amos. They ask us to take him with us, and our group grows by one.

5.20.14

The Lost Boys

In the midst of the convoluted battle for South Sudanese independence, about 3,800 of these young boys, many of whom are permanently scarred with tribal markings of the Dinka (the ethnic majority) or the Nuer, were fostered in American homes.

5.16.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar.

5.16.14

The Dark Continent

Our ultimate destination—South Sudan—lies within the newest lines on the map, and our mission is to find the secret hideout of ousted vice president Riek Machar and get his version of the truth.

5.14.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

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5.13.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

5.12.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

5.9.14

Saving South Sudan - Trailer

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...