South Sudan: World's youngest country
May 2018

In 2011, the streets of the capital Juba were full of revellers, celebrating the world's newest nation. But hope for the future has soured after more than four years of civil war, with about a third of the country's 12 million people forced from their homes by conflict.

Meanwhile, a growing number of youth groups – both in rebel and government-controlled territory - striving for a better tomorrow. I followed two groups of artists and activists in AnaTaban (Arabic "I am tired") and Junub Open Space filmmaking group.

Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography.