2016 Film Supporter Updates

your behind-the-scenes information about our 4th film and 1st photo exhibit

Posted by OBS Team on May 22nd, 2016

Hello Yida film and photo exhibit supporters! 

Below you can find links to all of the behind-the-scenes updates we post about our documentary film and photo exhibit that you helped make possible through your generosity. If at any point you have questions or want to send us some words of encouragement, shoot us an email at info [at] operationbrokensilence [dot] org

Thanks for supporting this important project. Talk to you soon!


Mark, Josh, Aaron, and Jake

Film Updates

December 20, 2017: A Brief Update On Our Upcoming Film »

  • The past few weeks we've doubled down on moving this special project forwards. 

October 31, 2017: We're Still Working On The Yida Film (Instagram Post) »

  • We're in no rush to finish our most important film yet, but the process is speeding up a bit. 

March 27, 2017: Go Behind The Making Of The Yida Photography Exhibit »

  • Learn more about the process and design of our new photography exhibit that will be attached to the film.

March 24, 2017: Introducing The Yida Photography Exhibit »

  • Meet our new photography exhibit that will be attached to the film. 

March 21, 2017: A Memphis Photographer Meets His Exhibit »

  • Jacob Geyer is one of the brilliant photographers behind the Yida Photography Exhibit and videographers being Yida, the film. Right before we finished putting the exhibit together, he was in a car accident that broke his pelvis and temporarily put him in a wheelchair. Now he meets his work for the first time.

December 25, 2016: The Best Way To Celebrate Christmas »

  • A story linked to one of the photos in our new exhibit. 

November 15, 2016: Holiday Giving Guide »

  • This year's holiday giving guide video features some clips from our next film. 

September 11, 2016: Hope In The Darkness »

  • Read the story behind one of our photos from Yida Refugee Camp.

August 19, 2016: Happy World Photo Day »

  • We celebrated World Photo Day by releasing a behind-the-scenes photo from our recent documentary film shoot. 

July 31, 2016: The Church Burnings At Yida »

  • On January 16, 2016, three churches in Yida Refugee Camp were attacked and burnt to the ground. This crime will be featured in a section of the film. 

July 18, 2016: Katie Barber and Mark Hackett on Live At 9 »

  • Operation Broken Silence photographer Katie Barber and Executive Director Mark Hackett were recently interviewed on News Channel 3 Live At 9.

July 3, 2016: Introducing The Yida Photography Exhibit »

  • We have a side project spinning off of our film! Learn more above. 

June 30, 2016: The UN Is Abanding Nuba Refugees In Yida »

  • Shortly after we wrapped up filming in Yida Refugee Camp, the United Nations abandoned the more than 70,000 Nuba refugees living there. In this extended report that includes photos from our film shoot, our Exeuctive Director makes the case for why this decision by the United Nations will only cause further harm to the Nuba people. 

June 23, 2016: Life Goes On In Yida Refugee Camp »

  • Read the story behind one of our photos from Yida Refugee Camp.

June 16, 2016: Progress Is Overlooked In Sudan »

  • One of our photos from Yida Refugee Camp has an amazing story behind it. 

June 14, 2016: The Power Of A Photo »

  • One of our behind-the-scenes production photos becomes the most popular photo we've ever published. Read the story behind the image.

June 12, 2016: Meet The Film Team »

  • In this update, you can meet the people who are hard at work completing the film. 

June 4, 2016: Film Announcement Photos »

  • Our first update includes a few early production photos from the field. 
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