The deeper I became engaged in issues related to Darfur, the more I realized that there is no way to understand the crisis in Darfur without understanding its historical, political and geographic contexts.

Rebuilding Hope (www.RebuildingHopeSudan.org) in many ways grew out of my first documentary film and book, Darfur Diaries (www.darfurdiaries.org). The deeper I became engaged in issues related to Darfur, the more I realized that there is no way to understand the crisis in Darfur without understanding its historical, political and geographic contexts—and these contexts very much include South Sudan.

In this segment, people from Darfur and South Sudan explore the connections between the two regions of Sudan, including how people of Darfur were used by the government in Khartoum against Southerners much the way that Janjaweed militia were later used against Darfuris.

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Gabriel Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol, Southern Sudanese "Lost Boys" in the U.S., were forced to flee Sudan as children when their villages were attacked in 1987, finding safety for a time in a refugee camp in Ethiopia until needing to flee once more, this time to Kakuma camp in Kenya. Since leaving Sudan, they have scarcely been able to obtain news about their villages or families.

Recently

September 3, 2013 /
Carlos Javier Ortiz, Jen Marlowe
The Pulitzer Center continues its summer collaboration with Free Spirit Media in Chicago, providing grantee journalists to serve as mentors during student documentary filmmaking workshops.
May 2, 2012 /
Jennifer McDonald, Jen Marlowe
Materials for teachers and students ahead of filmmaker Jen Marlowe's visit.