Four Sudanese children are orphaned after their village is massacred in the Second Sudanese Civil War. Consequently, they make an arduous and dangerous trek through the plains, enduring hardship, death and sacrifice all the way until they reach safety in a refugee camp in Kenya. Years later, these youths are among 3600 selected for resettlement in America, only to have the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must to make a new life in Kansas City. Together, these young men must adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them. However, these newcomers, and their new friends like employment counselor Carrie Davis, strive to understand each other in this new home, as they make peace with their histories in a challenge that will change all their lives. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
During filming, Reese Witherspoon was infamously arrested for disorderly conduct. See more »
When the refugees first arrive in Kansas City and mention needing to meet an escort by the baggage claim, they descend an escalator. MCI (Kansas City's primary airport) does not have a lower level baggage claim. The airport is three, single-level terminals all with various baggage claims on the same level. See more »
In 1983, a brutal civil war broke out in Sudan between the North and the South over religion and resources, leaving villages destroyed by northern government armies and militia.
By 1987, thousands of orphaned children began to flee on foot across sub-Saharan Africa, walking as many as thousands of miles to Ethiopia and then Kenya. Thirteen years later, 3600 refugees would be relocated to the U.S.A. They were known simply as "The Lost Boys of Sudan."
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The story, script, acting, directing and cinematography are all first class - a must see film for sure. This film highlights a serious issue with a lot of heart, humor and great story telling. Reese Witherspoon was amazing, maybe her best performance of her career. The cinematography was amazing, you could freeze frame most shots and the photograph would be worthy of displaying at a museum. The best part is the unbelievable story, which was inspired by true stories about the lost boys of Sudan. I highly recommend this movie, it is a film that will inspire and challenge you and you will remember it for a very long time.
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