In recent years, arts-based approaches to conflict transformation have gained increased attention and prominence from a range of disciplines. There is an ever increasing number of individuals and civil society organisations utilising the arts for the positive transformation of societal conflicts. Since 2005, Xchange Perspectives has been active in South Sudan, working at the nexus of arts, culture and peacebuilding.
Peace as a state of being transfuses all levels of life from the social and the political, to the ethical and the spiritual. The interconnectedness of all these realms is essential to identify and grasp, as acting on one level influences and shapes all others. And where does peace start? It starts from the heart, as Lost Boy, a musician supported by Xchange Perspectives sings.
The Media for Peace Training, conducted from the 14th to the 22nd of September 2009, was an advanced workshop for a group of pre-selected individuals (21) involved in media production in Southern Sudan.
The latest creative CAPOR invention in Southern Sudan was launched on Thursday, 14th of February 2008 at Freedomsquare in Yei. About 500 boys and girls, women and men attended the first Giant Puppetry Show, tackling one of the currently most sensitive issues: Landownership and Ethnicity!
The invention itself and the Community Journalists producing this video were supported by Xchange Perspectives.