Last night I saw the moving and fascinating documentary film Lost Boys of Sudan made by Megan Mylan and John Shenk, on PBS.
“Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa’s cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, remarkably, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.”
You can find out more about the film, as well as learn about how to help in Darfur and/or help the “Lost Boys” in America, here.