Florence Miettaux

South Sudan

Biography

Florence Miettaux has been working as a film director and a film editor since 2002. After studies of social science and cinema, she started to direct documentaries tackling political and social issues in France, mostly focusing on stories of activism and collective struggles. She has also worked as a film editor for documentary series broadcasted on Arte (Architecture and Photo).

In 2004, she started to travel and research in South Sudan for a film project (still on going) about the history of the liberation struggle, and settled in Juba in early 2010. Since then, she has worked in close collaboration with local stakeholders, developed an archive project, worked as a trainer, and most of all filmed South Sudan’s history in the making, from the signing of the peace agreement in 2005 to the declaration of independence on 9 July 2011 and beyond. Juba In The Making has been, and continues to be, a way for Florence to document the unfolding of South Sudan's history, the return of civil war and the resilience of its people.

Funded project

Juba in the Making

Juba in the Making tells the story of the development of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. South Sudan became independent in 2011 after decades of war, but a new armed conflict started in 2013.