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The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.

Presented by James Copnall.

On today's programme, a special edition of The Strand to investigate the exciting arts scene in the world's newest country, South Sudan.

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18 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Dec 2011 13:32GMT


  • Paleki Matthew (pictured above)

    The young South Sudanese singer - who found fame in an East African reality television music competition - talks about singing in several languages, and staying true to her South Sudanese roots.

    Duration: 07:10

  • Dr Robert Patrick Napoleon

    The medical director of Juba Teaching Hospital by day, and a writer and poet by night. Dr Robert on the struggle to become a published author in South Sudan.

    Duration: 03:49

  • Woyee Film and Theatre Industry

    James Copnall goes out on location with the film crew responsible for South Sudan's first ever feature film, Jamila, and finds out how audiences react to seeing a film made in their own country.

    Duration: 06:29