There are two excellent documentaries about the oil war. British renowned journalist Julie Flint was one of the few people traveling the area in 2001. She interviewed key actors and witnessed the impact of the war on the population. Her film appeared in 2002.
The BBC was the first to report about Sudan’s oil war in 1999:
In Spring 2001, Swedish journalist Bengt Nilsson went with Ian Lundin to Block 5A to see the company’s perspective. He filmed the plain clothed individuals armed with heavy machineguns who escorted Ian Lundin and the child soldiers along the road to his drilling site. Also noteworthy is Ian Lundin’s advocacy for peace with Gatluak Tai Tai, a Sudan Armed Forces officer and commander of a notorious militia group.