The Power of Art in South Sudan

by Akot Deng Agoth and Gail Prensky

Gail Prensky, creator, executive producer and director  of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, dedicated to exploring issues of oppression and response through music and art, shares her interview with young South Sudan artist Akot Deng Agoth.

Gail Prensky and Akot Deng Agoth in Juba

South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has been torn apart by ethnic conflicts and civil wars for many years since. Very recently, on 22 February 2020, a national unity government was formed, opening the door to a peaceful resolution of the conflicts and hopefully to the end of the violence.

Continue reading Akot's interview here.

Published by Emergent Art Space.

 

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