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Films highlight positives in South Sudanese community

Ez Eldin in action

Artistic endeavours are emerging as an unlikely but important uniting force in Melbourne's often-troubled South Sudanese community.One man is taking a lead in shining a light on the community's many high achievers, most of whom are refugees from the war-ravaged nation.Luke Waters reports.

South Sudanese refugee and emerging filmmaker Ez Eldin is proud of his series of short features, entitled Focus.

He says the productions highlight the constructive work of so many in the community and afford him an opportunity to tell the important stories.

Ez Eldin's Focus series has highlighted social workers, students, lawyers, businesspeople and others.

His 2016 short film Big Brother, discouraging young South Sudanese men from excessive drinking, was widely acclaimed.

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