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This short documentary zooms in on the Dinka population of Alek, South Sudan, during a period of famine. The Dinkas are an extremely patient people. With empty stomachs, they await the next harvest. For the last 40 years, an intermittent state of civil war has divided the country in 2. This time, the population has requested aid. Sacks of grain are dropped from planes, but to prevent rioting, distribution is delayed until the arrival of reinforcements. During this week of waiting, we witness the true face of hunger.

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This short documentary zooms in on the Dinka population of Alek, South Sudan, during a period of famine. The Dinkas are an extremely patient people. With empty stomachs, they await the next harvest. For the last 40 years, an intermittent state of civil war has divided the country in 2. This time, the population has requested aid. Sacks of grain are dropped from planes, but to prevent rioting, distribution is delayed until the arrival of reinforcements. During this week of waiting, we witness the true face of hunger.
This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • director
    Marie-Claude Harvey
  • narrator
    Marie-Claude Harvey
  • producer
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
  • photography
    Philippe Falardeau
    Marie-Claude Harvey
  • sound
    Hannington Osodo
  • editing
    Michèle Hozer
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • music
    Marco Giannetti

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