Juba Youth

Since South Sudan became independent in 2011, the country faces its zero hour. Despite of the challenging local situation, it is particularly the young South Sudanese who are optimistic about leading their lives into a better future.

Within the framework of the project JUBA YOUTH five South Sudanese film-makers present local adolescents and their way of living in fictional and documentary short films.

All film-makers of JUBA YOUTH won the Special Film-Maker Award at the XXVIII Black International Cinema Berlin 2013.


In cooperation with Xchange Perspectives e.V.

With financial support from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The film-makers

Simon Bingo – Director of DOWRY OF LIFE

Simon Bingo

Simon Bingo was born in 1986 and studied TV and Video Production at Nairobi University. He works as a producer, editor and presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).

Ochan Hannington – Director of WANI AND HIS VISION

Orchan Hannington

Ochan Hannington was born in 1984 and lives in Yei (South Sudan). He studied Public Relations and Media in Uganda. He works as a journalist for Theniles.org and others.

Mary Kadi Manoah – Director of CLASH OF CULTURES

Mary Kadi Manoah

Mary Kadi Manoah was born in 1985 and studied Mass Communication in Cairo. She was a presenter at the Voice of the People Radio and works currently as a reporter at Citizen Television (CTV).

Alex Taban – Director of DECIDE

Alex Taban

Alex Taban, film-maker and actor, was born in 1980 and studied at the Uganda Film & TV Production Institute in Kampala. He also works as a producer and a presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).

Joice John Thomas – Director of ANGELO

Joice John Thomas

Joice John Thomas was born in 1983 and grew up in Yei (South Sudan). She works as a producer and a presenter at South Sudan Television (SSTV).