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Amalna screens films about co-existence ahead of official rollout

By James Atem Kuir

Amalna South Sudan and partners on Thursday launched screening of three movies on the subject of recompilation and promotion of peaceful co-existence among local communities.

Thefilms produced by Amalna in association with PAX Peace and Mobile Cinema Foundation (MCF),depicted how communities in Juba, Central Equatoria State and Maken of Mayom County, Unity State resolved the disputes between farmers and herders and cattle raiding respectively.

Addressing participants during the screening of the films at Juba Regency Hotel, Luate Joseph John the executive director of the not-for-profit group Amalna, saidthe motion pictures would encourage communities to embrace reconciliation and peaceful co-existence.

“These three films are particularly focused on inter-ethnic activities, particularly on how youth can work together and reconcile. So, they are about local initiatives aimed at reconciling conflicting communities,” Luate Joseph John said.

Emmanuel IRA Dila, the Country Director of the Dutch based PAX Peace organization that provided logistical supports for production of the film, said the movies would contribute to peacebuilding.

“These movies are basically directed to contribute towards peacebuilding through reconciliation, and the implementation of the peace agreement,” he said.

El Fatih Atem, Director for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the ministry of CultureMuseums and National Heritage said the film would encourage dialogue among conflicting communities.

“People will learn to dialogue to resolve disputes, that what we need to talk to each other and find solution to our problems,” he said.

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