Sudan (25)

A call for arms

12.02.2015 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/2013_Basti_ACallForArms_ATP.jpgThe film ‘A call for arms: Community security and arms control in Darfur’, produced by Xchange Perspectives (XcP) for BICC, sheds light on the traditional-leader led approach to control arms, outlining different aspects of the initiative and how it benefits the people of Darfur.

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Arts, culture and peacebuilding

17.02.2012 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Art_Peace_01.jpgIn 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.

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A beat for peace - 'Salam Bada'

30.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Peace_At_Last.jpgPeace 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.

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A tribe called peace - South Sudan

25.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/ATCP.jpg‘A Tribe Called Peace’ sprang out of the need to find durable and peaceful solutions to the issue of tribalism in Southern Sudan. A 20-artist (approx. 10 male, 10 female) band (singers, musicians and dancers), representing many of the diverse tribes in Southern Sudan will tackle this issue in their productions, outlying non-violent sustainable solutions.

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Passing crucial information to the people of Magwi

24.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Radio_Magwi_01.jpg "A radio station that improves the standard of living and passes crucial information to the people of Magwi." Initiated and implemented by Xchange Perspectives for DED, the Rural Youth Voices Project Magwi supports people to share their views through music, radio, and print productions. Radio Magwi FM 92.5 builds channels of dialogue for exchanging knowledge and visions, an essential pillar of peace.

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Making their voices heard

23.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Vote_01.jpg"Let's participate actively with all our hearts. Life is more important than anything else. And life can only be in unity", Johnsonic sings for the whole Sudan to vote peacefully. This music video, produced by Xchange Perspectives for mict, brings in simple words what the elections meant to the people of Southern Sudan: Having their voices heard.

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Beneath the surface - hope and anger in the Niger Delta

21.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/NIgerDelta.jpgA community’s quest for justice. Oil companie's pursuit of benefit. A region in the heart of Africa and the human cost of living in it. Oil and conflict in the Niger Delta are strongly interconnected. The story takes us from 1999, the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and others, and the massacre of citizens in Odi in Bayesala, in which 2.500 civilians were killed and typifies the oppression in the region, to today. Nigeria’s oil reserves are at the heart of this conflict.

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A school day with Diana

21.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/Diana_02.jpg"I dream of being a doctor", Diana says with a smile. Many children share this same dream, many however have to struggle as much as she does to make their dreams come true. This documentary film reflects one day in the life of a 13 year-old Sudanese school girl, Diana, who stands exemplary for many others. Produced by Xchange Perspectives for EED and SEZ, the film brings us closer to understanding the hopes of thousands of girls in Sudan.

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Journalism made in Sudan

20.03.2011 by Dominik Lehnert

tl_files/media/Articles/Pictures/sv_logo.jpgDedicated to spreading the voices of the Sudanese from both the North and the South, 'sudan votes', a project by mict, trains journalists and publishes their views about all events occurring inside Sudan. Xchange Perspectives has advised 'sudan votes' and linked up potential journalists and singers initially trained by XCP to join 'sudan votes', which has become a primary source of reliable information made in Sudan.

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Referendum in Sudan

09.01.2011 by Dominik Lehnert