In South Sudan thirteen Dutch humanitarian agencies carry out emergency care programs under the umbrella of the Dutch Relief Alliance.

Chris de Bode and Steven Elbers produced the short doc "Water and Shade" to show the work of these organisations. The movie was shot in the village Jerwong, near to Bor. It shows the life in a small community where people have to deal with various issues in the aftermath of the brutal civil war.




Living on scrap

Save the Children in Jordan commissioned the Dutch photographer and director Chris de Bode and the Dutch Filmmaker Steven Elbers to produce a short documentary, ‘Living on Scrap’, a story focusing on the lives of two young boys working to support their families in collecting scrap materials.

The film features a 13 year-old Jordanian boy and 13-year-old Syrian refugee who have both had to forfeit their education in exchange for a mere income, working for long hours, in some of the most dangerous conditions. Burdened by a life that has stolen their childhoods, the boys were forced to grow beyond their years. Although, the film portrays the lives of two, it reflects the daily struggle that threatens the future of an entire generation.

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Bangladeshi migrant labourers who have fled the unrest in Libya walking along a road from the border post at Ras Ajdir towards a refugee camp set up by UNHCR near the town of Ben Gardane in Tunisia.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the unrest in Libya which started on 17 February 2011 as a popular uprising against the 41 year rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The movie was immediately after it was posted online published all over the world by for example:
blogs.wsj.com and best of the web, LA Times