South Sudan — Shared Story


It’s all about changing the mindset of the young generation to learn how
important they are to one other and what the world is expecting from them.

It has always been my dream and my call to lead the young people to
a new direction of peace with very transformative ideas.

—Jok Abraham Thon

Our goal is to help Jok realize his mission. We will bring Jok to the United States to tour several schools around the country to talk about his mission and to go to South Sudan to work with lead architect Moses Mawa and MASS Design Group to replace Promise Land Secondary School's temporary structure with a permanent one.  Our film will follow this effort.

Thanks to the support of the US Embassy in Juba, the Arts Envoy Program, and IREX's Reciprocal Exchange Program, we went to South Sudan to begin our efforts on BULLETS TO BOOKS.  We led art, music, and filmmaking workshops, starting to film our documentary film, collaborated with artists and musicians as well as met with Americans and South Sudanese students and adults who are committed in efforts to bring peace and unification to South Sudan.

89.7 Top FM in Juba South Sudan hosted Jon Cebra, pubic affairs office at the US Embassy, Juba, and Gail Prensky to talk about BULLETS to BOOKS and The Jüdische Kulturbund Project.  Listen here to the program. (June 7, 2019)

I AM PEACE musicians wrote and performed the BULLETS TO BOOKS theme song produced by Ochwo Junior Linus at Asylum Records in Juba.  (June 9, 2019)

South Sudanese artist Akot Solip shared watercolor samples that depict what BULLETS TO BOOKS mean to him.  What does BULLETS TO BOOKS mean to you?



South Sudan — Shared Story


More About the Project
The Jüdische Kulturbund Story
Exploring Issues of Oppression
Education Program
Artivists — The Museum Exhibition
Hannah's Dance — The Performance
Singer — The Dramatic Feature Film
The Opus — A Play with Music
The Ring Project — The Multimedia Play
Project Events
Project Team