Shakespeare in South Sudan

Directed by Dave Lalè

“Receiving the WorldView Project Development Fund award allowed us to work with an excellent editor and produce an exciting taster clip to show commissioners. It was also a great boost to the project to be associated with an organization that has helped produce some of the great factual feature docs of recent years. If you’re associated with the WorldView CBA, commissioners take notice”.– Matan Rochlitz, Banyak Films


After 50 years of conflict, South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is building a new nation. The newly formed South Sudan Theatre Company brings actors together from all over South Sudan and has been invited to perform at the World Shakespeare Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

Led by the directors Joseph Abuk Dori and Derik Uya Alfred Ngbangu, the South Sudan Theatre Company will perform Cymbeline, whose themes of conflict, resolution and co-existence with a previously hostile power chime with the country’s recent history.

South Sudan has wept enough, it is time to tell stories, sing songs, dance, recite poetry and shed tears of joy to celebrate a new dawn where artists, writers, poets, playwrights, dancers, commentators, comedians, take centre stage to give our people food for thought, laughter, hope and even provoke. The important role of these creative people cannot be underestimated in peace building and to liberate the South Sudanese mind from negative thinking or feelings of inferiority.” Joseph Abuk, Director, SSTC

This film is in development and will be released in 2013.