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USIP Documentary Featured in PBS NewsHour

United States Institute of Peace Documentary Featured in PBS NewsHour

A new documentary that chronicles USIP's work in Burkina Faso was featured in PBS NewsHour last week. Co-produced by Meridian Hill Pictures and Big Mouth Productions, Saaba is a six-part documentary that traces the personal stories of residents and police who are working together to improve security in their community outside Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African country Burkina Faso.

  • View the film trailer.
  • Read more about USIP's Justice and Security Dialogues in Africa's Sahel and Maghreb regions.
  • Watch the series via the World Channel's DOC World in early 2018. 
  • Interested in future screenings of Saaba or learning more about the series? Contact Jodi Narde at
  • Also of interest: Read the new USIP report on how systems thinking can help support rule of law reform.