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Toys of war

Toys of war

While many children in the US anticipate Santa’s arrival with bags of toys, children in South Sudan sculpt clay figures to play out their experiences. Thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement agency of The Episcopal Church, for highlighting this story:

The filmmaker Andrew Berends traveled to Sudan last year to document the lingering effects of Sudan’s civil war. Although South Sudan was declared an independent country in 2011, the fighting continues.

He met three girls – Madina, Howa and Aziza – at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. He featured them, along with clay figures that they had sculpted by hand, in this short film he made for the Times Opinion section’s Op Doc Series. In it the girls use home-made figures to illustrate what they and their fellow refugees endured during the conflict. From the New York Times.  Toys of War  via @nytvideo

Posted by Ann Fontaine

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