After two decades of civil war, tens of thousands of southern Sudanese are returning to their homeland as South Sudan becomes the world's newest country.
Angelo Angwei is one of them. His mother was displaced by war in 1986 and Angelo grew up in the north. But the 20-year-old embarked on the long journey home, arriving as the south achieved its independence. Angelo, his mother and younger siblings are overjoyed to be making a fresh start where they feel they belong. But the south is not what they expected it to be.
Despite spending every day looking for jobs, Angelo cannot find work to support his family. They are reliant upon intermittent funds that are despatched from his older brother who is still in the north. Their food comes from handouts from the World Food Programme (WFP): His mother is happy to accept this as a short-term measure, but Angelo is not. Finally, after four months, he decides to return to the north.
As South Sudan becomes the world's newest nation, Witness follows Angelo's story and his journey of hope, expectation and disillusion.
About Al Jazeera - Witness
Rageh Omaar and Ghida Fakhry present Witness, a half-hour documentary series which features short, specially commissioned or acquired films gathered from independent filmmakers.
Each documentary reveals the unknown lives of ordinary people, following their lives, telling their stories and portraying the challenges that confront them. Our witnesses are people in a situation or those who have observed them first hand.
The films cover conflict, belief, the past, and the future and, as well as bringing new stories to light, they showcase the talents of a new breed of multi-skilled, frontline journalist.