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Lost Boys of Sudan

Note: There are, indeed, Lost Girls of Sudan. Though fewer in number, they too made the epic journey associated with the Lost Boys of Sudan. Unfortunately, their experiences are not well documented. Hopefully, this will change in the near future.

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The lesson ideas provide creative approaches for sharing the story of the "Lost Boys" and refugee stories in your classes.
The successes are accompanied by heart-breaking stories of "Lost Boys" who have been victims of violence in the U.S.
The most challenging part of making Lost Boys of Sudan, beyond the usual filmmaking struggles of fundraising, permissions and distribution, was not being able to be the friends that Peter and Santino so desperately needed.
One of the happy things we've experienced with the film is how quickly the "Lost Boys" abandon their stereotypes when they are able to get to know people on a personal level.
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Their story has been dubbed the Lost Boys of Sudan because they arrived at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya without parents.
Approximately 26,000 Sudanese boys were forced by violence from their southern Sudan villages in the late 1980s.
The boys, some as young as 4 years old, ran into the surrounding forest (girls were more likely to have escaped or died with their parents, or have been enslaved).
Only half of the original boys, about 10,000-12,000, survived the journey, arriving at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya in 1992.
Some boys, too exhausted to go on, simply sat down and died of starvation or dehydration.
Today, about 120 "Lost Boys" have made Chicago their new home.
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Lost Boys of Sudan, which premiered on PBS's P.O.V. series in 2003, is a gripping documentary about young refugees from the Sudanese conflict as well as a moving story of survival and acclimation in a strange and daunting land.
The film centers around two young Dinka tribesmen who must flee a vicious civil war in their homeland and risk thirst, starvation, and animal attack to reach refugee camps thousands of miles away in Kenya in Ethiopia.
Safe at last from physical danger--but a world away from home--the boys must grapple with extreme cultural differences as they come to understand both the abundance and alienation of contemporary American life.
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"I do not worry now about war," says Abraham, who was adopted by an American family and now lives in a suburb in Connecticut near New York, where he plays soccer and is a runner for his high school athletics team.
Too old to attend high school, he works loading trucks for minimum wage.
A few of the lost boys, like Samuel Garang, 23, who lives in California, somehow managed to work in the day and attend school at night.
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The name was given by aid organizations, including the International Rescue Committee program which resettled some of these refugees from Sudan to the United States.
In 2001, about 3800 Lost Boys arrived in the United States, where they are now scattered in about 38 cities.
"Do Not Forget The Lost Girls of Sudan", Refugees International, February 11, 2002.
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Consensus: The Lost boys of Sudan works as both a riveting documentary and scathing indictment of colonialism.
LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, directed by San Francisco-based documentary filmmakers Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, observes the experiences and impressions of two boys from Sudan who were brought to the United States as part of a resettlement program that took place in 2001.
The film tracks their passage to the United States, where they settle into lives and jobs in Houston, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Culture shock is hopelessly inadequate to describe the experience of the young subjects of the riveting documentary Lost Boys of Sudan.
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The Lost Boys Of Sudan saw their parents killed and villages burned as civil war engulfed Sudan during the 1980s.
They are dedicated to helping rebuild their homes and villages and country now that a peace agreement has been signed between the government in the north and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement in the south.
The Chicago Association for the Lost Boys Of Sudan (CALBOS) was formed in 2002 for the purpose of providing mentoring, medical help, emergency assistance, employment counseling and educational support to the Lost Boys Of Sudan living in Chicago.
A new leadership Board has been selected for CALBOS: President - Gaberiel Dut Atem Vice President Jimmy Taban Secretary Abraham Alier Treasurer Abraham Atem Deng John Dut Kuol The Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan has resumed Thursday Night Gatherings.
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K-Gar Ollie (Leslie Ann Sheppard) is really a lost girl masquerading as a lost boy, being as lost girls rarely made it out of the bush unscathed.
Hi Lonnie Carter, thank you very much for making a movie about "Lost Boys of Sudan" Such plays or dramas can draw attention to what had happened some years ago in the mid of civil war in the Sudan.
To clarify, Majurd, Lonnie Carter is the playwright of "Lost Boys of Sudan."
The documentary tells the story of a Lost Boy who returned to Sudan for the first time in over two decades. "22 Years From Home" was produced and directed by Malachi Leopold. More info about the film:
HELPSudan was founded by Lost Boys living in Chicago to help their friends, families, and others still living in or repatriating Sudan.
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Lost Boys of Sudan follows two young Dinka refugees, Peter and Santino, through their first year in America.
Along with 20,000 other boys, they wandered hundreds of miles across the desert seeking safety.
After a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp, nearly 4,000 "Lost Boys" have come to the U.S. as part of a refugee resettlement effort.
Just amazing how the boys, now men are making a difference in a very sad and troubled world.
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The Lost Boys and Girls are young war refugees who survived a-23 year genocide in Southern Sudan.
The collective motto of the Lost Boys is "Education is our Mother and our Father."
The young people are walking miracles.
We provide funds to save the lives of their relatives in Africa in times of medical crisis.
We run a unique African Boarding School Program which matches Lost Boys in our community with Local Sponsors who provide tuition for their young relatives to attended boarding schools in Kenya and Uganda.
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These 'lost boys' of the Sudan trekked enormous distances over a vast unforgiving wilderness, seeking refuge from the fighting.
Hungry, frightened and weakened by sleeplessness and disease, they crossed from the Sudan into Ethiopia and back, with many dying along the way.
As 14-year-old Simon Majok puts it: "We were suffering because of war. We children of the Sudan, we were not lucky."
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To most of us, it is unimaginable, but this was reality for "The Lost Boys of Sudan," thousands of young boys who were separated from their families and forced to travel for more than two years and 1,000 miles to find refuge from war and certain death.
Education, which is granted only to the wealthy in their native Sudan, has become a beacon of hope for these young men, many of whom work two jobs so they can pay tuition expenses.
Because the boys have been malnourished for most of their lives and have also been subjected to a variety of life-threatening illnesses and disease, most still suffer from health and dental problems.
Joan Hecht founded the Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan Foundation in 2004, to assist with the medical and educational needs of the Lost Boys living both in the U.S. and Africa.
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The Lost Boys have recently released their strategic plan which outlines their mission, values, goals and key priorities.
Akoc Manheim wins Citizen of the Year - Akoc has been recognised for his work within the Sudanese and migrant communities through the Lost Boys Association and the Ecumenical Migration Service.
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"Committed to the reunification and living enhancement of the Lost Boys of Sudan who have made Nashville their home."
Crossing the Gilo was the longest moment of my life.
The Music Row Walkathon will begin at Owen Bradley Park.