Fault Lines travels to Washington, D.C., and South Sudan to investigate how the U.S. helped create the world’s newest nation, then watched it spiral into civil war.
South Sudan is less than four years old, but the world’s newest nation now tops the ranks of failed states worldwide.
Thousands of people have been killed and almost two million displaced in a civil conflict that erupted in late 2013.
Fault Lines investigates how a select group of U.S. politicians and advocates shepherded the nation into existence—and asks what responsibility they now bear for the political and humanitarian disaster unfolding there.
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producer: Reem Akkad @reemakkad, Correspondent: Anjali Kamat @anjucomet, Producers: Singeli Agnew @singeli, Anna Cavell, Cinematography: Singeli Agnew, Richard Rowley, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen, Ralf Oberti, Robert Cherouny, Editor: Warwick Meade @warwickmeade, Associate Producer: Nicole Salazar @nicoleasalazar, Yousur Alhlou @YousurAlhlou, Nafeesa Syeed @NafeesaSyeed, Production Manager: Dana Merwin @dana_merwin, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Production Assistance: Emily Marie Gibson @e_mariegibson, Cameron Dodd @camerontdodd, Julia Greenwald @jhgreenwald, Translators: Sanosi Osman, George Ruot, Garang Williams
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