Xchange Perspectives e.V. (XcP) was once more back in West Africa, working with filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia, including the production of six Media for Peace films about issues of concern in all three countries.
On November 7, 2015, Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free. That seemed to suggest that the country could now move on, but the epidemic had left its mark everywhere: people’s faith in the health service and the authorities had been shaken; the virus had torn families and whole villages apart; friends became enemies, as fear of picking up the virus spread; suspicion was rife and ubiquitous, as was mourning, for the thousands who had succumbed to Ebola.
Xchange Perspectives (XcP) supported the GIZ Governance Programme (GovPro) to establish a Community Radio Station in Morobo County, Central Equatoria State, Republic of South Sudan. Ochan A. Hannington provides insight into the Radio Morobo project.
The 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.
Following last year’s successful launch of the theatre on stilts project ‘Merula’ in Kosovo, the team gathers again in July to advance their skills and stage a performance on August 1 and 2, a tale that places a couple of young heroes and dreamers in exile.
Xchange Perspectives (XcP) supported Weltfilme e.V. to implement the Juba Youth project in South Sudan. XcP and Weltfilme worked with five South Sudanese film-makers to produce fictional and documentary short films on issues affecting the youth and their way of living in South Sudan.