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God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan (original title)
Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.


(as Christopher Quinn),


(as Christopher Quinn)

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Panther Bior ...
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In 1987, Sudan's Muslim government pronounced death to all males in the Christian south: 27,000 boys fled to Ethiopia on foot. In 1991, they were forced to flee to Kenya; 12,000 survived to live in a U.N. camp in Kakuma. Archival footage documents the 1,000 mile flight; we see life in the camp. We follow three young men who repatriate to the U.S. John Bul Dau goes to Syracuse, and by the film's end, becomes a spokesperson for the Lost Boys and Lost Girls of Sudan; Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Bior go to Pittsburgh. All work several jobs, send money back to the camp, search for relatives lost in the civil war, acclimatize to the U.S., seek an education, and miss their homeland. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$27,076 (USA) (12 January 2007)


$275,736 (USA) (23 March 2007)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The boys are shown wearing gray sweatshirts with the letters "USRP" written on them when they arrive in the United States. These letters stand for United States Refugee Program. See more »


John Bul Dau: It was as if the last day, as people say in the Bible, that there will be a last day, that Jesus Christ will come, and whatever on Earth will be judged. That was my imagination. I though that God felt tired of people on earth here, felt tired of the bad deeds, the bad thing that we are doing, yet God is watching on us. I thought God got tired of us and he want to finish us. When I think of it back... it was so bad anyway. You can even think of - you can even regret why you were born. Why you ...
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This Movie is like an alarm clock to your heart, Mind, and for your eyes to see.........
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is only one perfect Jesus Christ, and he does not hold office or lead a country. Every other human being (or president) and every system devised by man is flawed. The ceaseless journey of my life began before I even existed. I am also a LOST BOY OF SUDAN AND Sometimes I wonder whether the love of one's family is real or imaginary, or a lesson of reason, or an instinct of nature? I still look back with pleasure on the first episodes of my life together with my family, though that pleasure has been for the most part intermingled with sorrow. Sadly I wasn't lucky enough to grow up in my country to design my future life together with my parents, siblings, relatives and friends. In 1987, at age of five, the war separated me from my family. I was miserably unhappy. But now that I am mature enough to comprehend the upward and downward of the this confusing world, it has become obvious to me that happiness and unhappiness must cancel out each other. And if I were unhappy now, I would necessarily be happy later on.

I Encourage you to go see it and you will be amaze how much you will learn about our lives!!! Good luck!

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