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They kill us for a child.
They thought they don't live in more than 50000 more than it -- finally.
-- -- Good idea but and -- I'm -- -- -- -- -- -- So they take a break from the parents.
That was a scene from the documentary south Sudan and -- -- struggle the film was produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon.
Sean recently sat down with him to talk about the serious humanitarian crisis state facing that region after decades of civil war.
What what -- you want to do this.
Well Refugees International is an organization I've been involved with for awhile and I think -- concerns facing with south Sudan right now as it since a peace agreement was signed.
-- point three years of civil war.
There's been there's room and hope people can returning and there's really nothing there for them to return to.
And I think recently because it right around the time of peace peace agreement was signed -- for blew up so all the attention was diverted to -- to store.
There is -- read about the documentary securities a big issue you have people who AK 47 walk and all over the place.
You've got poverty misery you got kids at that when they go to school that they actually have to bring their own shares were right.
Because it's it's that desperate.
Explain the conditions.
I mean the conditions are -- and 23 years civil war -- all of the damage that was done primarily was in the self -- Sudan which is where we were.
There it's it's an area bigger than the state of Texas and it's got less than ten miles -- So there's really nothing there for them I think the people there struggle.
You know struggle.
They have that same.
They want the same things we want and yet they struggle to get very basic needs like -- drink fresh clean drinking water.
Yeah we'll -- security was the biggest issue that we saw everywhere -- and there's no introduction is pretty common.
You -- -- you know for a fact you met -- -- who had had their family members -- -- yes this gentleman here that was it.
In the that we interviewed the principal the school.
Told -- some.
-- didn't naming off kids to kids sort of talk about the friends who disappeared.
Now this has to do with the tribal.
Tension that exists and it's existed there for.
Let me ask you do that it's unacceptable that this is what's going on there because there's no local -- there's no police force there -- no security.
Yeah for the people to protect the kids going to -- -- you -- television before.
Came on the you're not very political.
You don't -- politics that much united well to a cervix.
But you know probably not known as a Hollywood liberal media let me put more bluntly not known as the -- fact that Hillary if -- heard many -- Are you like kind of Molly -- you can even cities double I don't consider myself -- Hollywood liberal but I have my convictions my youngest live you have more liberal views insert ads say so yeah oh absolutely okay we'll let I have a lot of work to do -- -- that's what that means.
But I want to ask you this question but as I get kinda get sick and tired of people not appreciating the United States.
That's the win the most generous country on the face of the -- We help countries we helped that this sedan we've -- African nation actually.
Really -- that.
We -- that we were probably I mean I think it's something that we did that was great I -- we were really behind.
Did the CPA the comprehensive peace agreement we were I think yourselves and UK Norway and and canyon where the four cartridge for primarily us.
And we did I mean it was it's it's an unbelievable thing that we've done the trouble is there's it's because she's been diverted so a lot of the promises that were -- He should be yourself why that's been made good -- but now there is this new envoy and I think he's gonna make a difference -- I've.
Describing conditions where women have to go miles for water and bring you back to their families where kids are abducted.
Where schools have no basic supplies where there's no opportunity for people to make money.
One of the things that frustrates me is a conservative is even the poorest people in America and I and then the some of the poorest housing projects in America.
Tech would homes and a -- I've been in some of the projects and he's rockaway new and in the Bronx in New York.
And it seems that people on the left it was America's not a land of opportunity put -- in even the poorest areas I have been to.
-- as microwaves this televisions -- stereos.
There's washers and dryers there is you know the luxuries of life.
Does this change your perspective about those that think that American may be is not.
I do it in my apartment now.
I've got seven.
War I've got seven water points where I can get fresh water in my part that's my point these villages can't get south Sudan how far away.
We're gonna have to walk an -- that stand on line for two hours to get fresh water and is a lot of help and hope.
A lot of -- got to carry that water home got to carry this Warner home and they've got to do this every day this causes tension because you've got.
The host community who is now absorbing -- -- attorneys who have come back after years and years of fighting now they're returning.
There's not enough there's not enough in the way of resources to be here is my last question when you compare and this is serious problem resources.
-- -- they let budget problem gross or based on this experience but I just I I think probably had a pretty profound impact on you.
Based on everything I'm reading about this.
You think Americans appreciate the goodness that they have every did we take a program.
Well I think yeah absolutely we've taken for granted this tragedy taking a trip here you see what I saw.
And yet you see these kids and the people the people are are are are dedicated to getting your children -- education.
And yet they're unable to you're unable to take to get these very basic needs met.
They're going to school woman sitting on the ground under the trees with the future of chalk board look I first few teachers not a futures.
I think it's great that this is a cause you're passionate about -- bringing attention to it and you went out there you trying to help people that are in desperate need.
And one week when you come back the next time I want to ask you what it was like at least in the movies to be married to Kate Hudson.
If I were I would really do that that was great movies and put if you wanna find out more about -- documentary yet.
Refugees International dot org you can you can find out more about what.
We can learn more about what's going on itself Sudan and what you can do all right appreciate pet things I -- appreciate it thank you very much.
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