Defying Death in S. Sudan

Produced by: Francis Mead | Short | 2015 | US / S. Sudan | 6:27



You are an unarmed UN civilian in charge of a compound where 12000 people have fled for safety. You are confronted by 80 armed soldiers and a government minister demanding to enter the compound. You know they will almost certainly kill people if they get in. What do you do?

Ken Payumo readily went to some of the most dangerous UN peacekeeping sites, including countries wracked by civil wars like East Timor and South Sudan.