SYNOPSIS: This is a PREVIEW of the film.
The story: In the late 1980s, 27,000 Sudanese “lost boys” marched barefoot over thousands of miles of barren desert, seeking safe haven from the brutal civil war raging in their homeland. Half died from bombing raids and starvation; the others reside together in Kenya’s Kakuna refugee camp, with few prospects.
Recently, the U.S. invited some of the boys to settle in America. Moving and mind-expanding, Christopher Quinn’s God Grew Tired of Us follows three unforgettable young men – John, Daniel, and Panther– on their unbelievable odyssey in a strange New World.
They face hints of racism and are perplexed by Americans’ obsessive need for privacy and anxious about loved ones struggling in Africa. Yet John, Daniel, and Panther – each radiantly charismatic and thoughtful – meet their challenges, fueled by a desire to help others. Though they were bred in unspeakably dehumanizing circumstances, their integrity and honor are impeccable, raising profound questions about the conditions necessary to create a civilized society.
DIRECTOR: Christopher Quinn
Run Time: 2 minutes