Bullets to Books

Filmed in Juba, South Sudan, musicians encourage children to reject gun violence and choose education, peace, and unity. Produced by I Am Peace and The Jüdische Kulturbund Project in association with Jok Abraham Thon and Promised Land Secondary School.

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Film Credits


Achouth Deng

Achouth is an award-wining documentary photographer and filmmaker with over 10 years experience producing multimedia in South Sudan. In 2019, he won the Best Photographer Award from EU photo contest in Juba, South Sudan and the Oscar of African Creativity Award in Cairo, Egypt. As a professional photographer, he has produced numerous humanitarian documentary stories (both photo and video) for local and International non-governmental organizations in South Sudan; including IOM, SAFERWORLD, JAM AID INTERNATIONAL, DORCAS AID INTERNATIONAL, SAADO, LORETO RUMBEK, CROWN THE WOMAN among many others. Achuoth has also served as a Radio Creative Producer for over 5 years with a leading radio - Eye Radio. During his service, Achuoth produced numerous radio dramas, radio programs, feature stories, PSAs, etc. disseminating messages of peace and reconciliation, health and education across South Sudan Achuoth studied Mass Communications at East Africa School of Media Studies and Film Production at the Mohamed Amin Foundation, in Kenya respectively. He runs his owned media production company - AD IMAGES SOUTH SUDAN that is focused to renovating the media horizon in his country. Achuoth passion for storytelling is directed at transforming youth lives and addressing community concerns.


Lupai Samuel Kenyi - Producer
Gail Prensky - Producer
I Am Peace - Music


Genré: Anti War
Runtime: 5 minutes 9 seconds
Country of Origin: South Sudan

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Bullets to Books

Bullets to Books

Bullets to Books

Film Type: Documentary
Genres: Peace Movement
Runtime: 9 minutes 36 seconds

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Jok Abraham Thon has a mission; to heal South Sudan through education and changing the population’s mindset from “Bullets to Books.”

Director Biography

Andy Truschinski is a New York City based artist. He started his career as an actor on stage and in film (Ex: WAR HORSE National tour and THE HEIDI CHRONICLES starring Elisabeth Moss on Broadway, Sgt. Dugan in 21 BRIDGES by STX FILMS starring Chadwick Boseman) and also develops scripts for film, television, and on stage. Writing projects include: THE GREEN BOAT (feature film, finalist for Space on Ryder Farm development series), ONE WHITE FACE (commissioned pilot of the book One White Face by Hilary Corna), EXPLORING MUSIC (a documentary music series), SOUNDS DELICIOUS (a cooking talk show with music), THE OPUS (a stage play about creating music during the Holocaust), STAND UP (a television dramedy), BLOG IN PRAGUE (a theatrical comedy about technology addiction), THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS (award winning dramedy short film) and BULLETS TO BOOKS (a documentary film set in South Sudan).


Director/Writer/Producer – Andy Truschinski
Producer – Gail Prensky
Producer – Sean MacLaughlin
Producer – Achouth Philip Deng

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