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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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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
 
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Jon Shenk 
 
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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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
These Lost Boys Know Where They're Going, 22 July 2004
Author: Swangirl from United States

This 2003 documentary focuses on the lives of two young men, Peter Duk and Santino Chuor, who were among the estimated 4,000 African refugees brought to the U.S. after civil war made them refugees. Having lost their families to gunfire, the "Lost Boys of Sudan" walked for hundreds of miles, avoiding lions and nearly starving. They found safety in refugee camps but lingered there for years. The answer for Peter and Santino, and many others, was to head for the United States.

The beauty of this documentary is the lack of intrusive voice-overs or fancy editing. No heavy-handed preaching. It simply follows the journey of these young men as they go from a life of huts and eating corn mush to having an apartment of their own and eating at Sonic. Life in the U.S. is not the "heaven" they hoped for, but they do see it as a path to the future and hopefully, a way to bring some kind of help to their native country.

While Peter stays behind in Houston, Santino ends up going to high school in Kansas City. It is fascinating to watch the reaction of others to Santino, especially that of his guidance counselor and a fellow student who interviews him for the school paper. The teen seems totally untouched by Santino's story, perhaps because she can't grasp what he's gone through.

"The Lost Boys of Sudan" certainly gave me a jolt in realizing that I take a lot for granted. Despite all they've gone through, these young men clearly know where they're going, even if it is a hard row to how. I highly recommend it, especially for teens who may not comprehend how other culture differ from the American way of life.

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