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Title:State builders
Editors:Martin-Kessler, FlorenceISNI
Poiret, Anne
Series:Holland doc; 10-7-2013
City of publisher:Hilversum
Geographic term:South Sudan
nation building
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:In 2011 the Republic of South Sudan became the world's newest State and the United Nations' 193rd member. After a 50-year civil war, which killed over 2 million people, the stakes and hopes are high. Everything is to be invented from scratch. The day of it's independence, the new country had a flag, a national anthem, a capital, and its first president, Salva Kiir, a former rebel leader. Everything else still remained to be decided, built, and done: the borders needed to be set; a constitution drafted; an army and judicial system established, revenues from oil production and income tax perceived - all the basic elements that make up a country. The UN professionals of State-building, veterans of Kosovo and East Timor, prepare the birth of this new nation with a billion-dollar, 19-point roadmap. Starting on the day of its independance through the implementation of the first foundations of the fledgling democracy, the film follows Lise Grande, deputy head of the UN in South Sudan and Riek Machar, former guerrilla chief and newly appointed Vice President, as they attempt to build the new State. The film thus chronicles the first year of South Sudanese independence. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]