Blood is Thicker Than Water

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Nya is a girl in South Sudan, 2008. Salva is a man who survived the Second Sudanese Civil War. Nya struggles to obtain, clean, safe drinking water for her family. Salva comes and helps Nya's village, by building a well. Salva is a Dinka, and Nya is a Nuer. These two tribes have had a long brutal history, but despite all odds they come to help eachother.

Storyboard Text

  • The Water is Dirty
  • "The water wasn't clear. It was brown and heavy-looking. It was full of mud," (pg.84)
  • Despite the Village's hope, the water from the well was not clean and clear, it was like the pond water, thick & muddy.
  • The Water is Clean
  • "The water was delicious. It wasn't warm or muddy, like the water from the pond. It was cool and clear," (pg.112)
  • The village celebrates over their success and newfound resource, clean water, unlike they have ever had water before.
  • " 'I am Nya' I am happy to meet you Nya, he said. 'My name is Salva'," (pg.115)
  • Nya Meets Salva
  • Nya meets Salva, a Dinka who helped a Nuer village get clean safe water to use, even through their history.
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