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Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Unreasonably Moving See more (8 total) »

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Directed by
Megan Mylan 
Jon Shenk 
 
Produced by
Kelly Davis .... associate producer
Joe Harrison III .... associate producer
Joe Harrison .... associate producer
Megan Mylan .... producer
Frances Reid .... executive producer
Jon Shenk .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jon Shenk 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Becker 
Kim Roberts 
 
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Steve Limonoff .... sound editor
 
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James Kenney .... poster design
Gregory Tuzin .... visual effects director
 
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Michael Chin .... additional cinematographer
Nick Doob .... additional cinematographer
Johnny Symons .... additional cinematographer
 
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Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
 

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Unreasonably Moving, 6 June 2004
Author: someguy889 (someguy889@sbcglobal.net) from Dallas, Texas

This documentary is not only one of the best documentaries I've seen, but also one of the most moving and quietly beautiful movies I've seen period. It follows the lives of two Sudanese young men, Peter and Santino, as they try to make their way into the American culture. Peter and Santino are friends at first, but they gradually drift more and more apart, as Peter goes to Kansas City, and Santino stays in Houston ("a land called Houston"). Santino's beauty is in his eyes. He takes people onto his back, he supports an apartment full of other Sudanese, paying the rent, doing everything for other people. He is a quiet sufferer. Peter looks out for himself, getting a high school education while playing basketball and making Christian friends. It seems that director Megan Mylan did not know what she was getting herself into with the beauty of this tale. Peter and Santino are amazing characters that move you. But the real strength in this movie lies in its commentary on American society. It is not judging. It shows the strengths and weaknesses of our world, and how difficult it can be to outside people. I suggest you find this film, and look at America through the lives of these two fascinating and beautiful people.

My grade: 10/10

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