Vity, a small village in Southern Sudan has this week been resettled after lying deserted for over two years.
LV & SV huts in village
SV PAN women carrying water
SV woman drying straw
SV truck arrives carrying police
CU policeman and civilians leaving lorry (2 shots)
CU policeman with bren gun on lorry
CU man sitting outside hut watching
SV & CU policemen seated with weapons (3 shots)
SV & CU policeman questioning man carrying chickens (2 shots)
GV police in truck moving off
SV police on truck
travel shot past convicts working n fields
SV police in truck
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Background: Vity, a small village in Southern Sudan has this week been resettled after lying deserted for over two years.
Early in 1968, after persistent raids by rebel groups, the inhabitants packed some of their belongings and fled from the village for the safety of the bush and several smaller islands on one of the tributaries of the Nile River.
Last year the Army made contact with the villagers, who are members of the Baria tribe, and assured them of protection against the raiders. A large police post.... manned by 21 heavily-armed recruits... was set up at Vity and as this became established earlier this week, the villagers returned cautiously to their normal daily activities.
Over the rough tracks leading to the settlement the police also brought convicts to work in the fields. As the next police post is 40 miles away at Juba, its expected that the new post at Vity will remain indefinitely.