Quark Productions

State Builders

by Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret

Summary  |  Press review

In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the world's newest nation. After a 50-year civil war, which killed over 2-million people, the stakes and hopes are high. But how does one build a country from scratch? State Builders follows a determined UN official and the country's newly appointed Vice President as they attempt to put theory into practice to shape the young democracy.

A 8-minute film has been made for the NYT's Op-Docs section.

Jury's Prize - WatchDocs - Human Rights in Film festival 2013

5 interviews of Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret
Director's radio interviews
Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret's interviews on Radio Canada (in French), Monocle 24 (in English), the BBC (in English), the Radio Télévison Suisse (in French) and France Info (in French).

State Builders illustrated in the XXI magazine
The XXI magazine illustrates a dozen of shots from the film by Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret, commented by the directors.

Screening of the film at the Frontline Club
Frontline Club
The film has been screened in London, at the Frontline Club, followed by a Q&A with the directors.


Directed by Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret
Edited by Françoise Bernard

Length 52' 75'
Format 16/9

With the participation of RTS, YLE, TV Catalunya

With the participation of the CNC

With the support of the PROCIREP & the ANGOA

With the support of the Bertha Britdoc Documentary Journalism Fund

With the support of the European Union’s MEDIA Programme

© Quark / ARTE France / RITA / IKON - 2013

Broadcasted on Arte the 9th of July 2013 at 11.20 pm

See also

The Caste Struggle
by Florence Martin-Kessler

The Caste Struggle

Welcome to Refugeestan
by Anne Poiret

Welcome to Refugeestan
State Builders