God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2006

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2006
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God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan is an award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman, which explores the indomitable spirit of three ?Lost Boys? from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. Traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the 25,000 ?Lost Boys? (ages 3 to 13) who fled villages, formed surrogate families and sought refuge from famine, disease, wild animals and attacks from rebel soldiers. Named by a journalist after Peter Pan?s posse of orphans who protected and provided for each other, the ?Lost Boys? traveled together for five years and against all odds crossed into the UN?s refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. A journey?s end for some, it was only the beginning for John, Daniel and Panther, who along with 3800 other young survivors, were selected to re-settle in the United States.The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to America, where the Lost Boys build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind.moreless

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Quinn discovers an unexpectedly funny, trenchant fish-out-of-water-eye-view of American life.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Handsomely photographed and inspirational, but not cloyingly so, it is the rare contemporary documentary that doesn't leave a residue of cynicism and outrage.

  • 70

    Variety

    Although shot over a longer period of time than "Lost Boys," God Grew Tired is a softer, less complex version of essentially the same story, far less troubling in its explorations ...

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