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God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

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

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Christopher Dillon Quinn (as Christopher Quinn), Tommy Walker (co-director)

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Christopher Dillon Quinn (as Christopher Quinn)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Panther Bior Panther Bior ... Himself
John Bul Dau John Bul Dau ... Himself
Nicole Kidman ... Narrator (voice)
Daniel Abol Pach Daniel Abol Pach ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Grew Tired of Us See more »

Filming Locations:

High Point, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,076, 12 January 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$275,736, 23 March 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The family of Andrew Heyward, President of CBS News, arranged a sight seeing trip to New York City for some of the Lost Boys, including John Bul Dau. See more »

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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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Please go see this film today!
16 January 2007 | by bella-77See all my reviews

The future of the film depends on the initial attendance. I went on Saturday to the LA showing. This movie should be shown in every school. I took a 13 year old and she loved it. There are a few scenes that were hard to look at with starving African children...most of the staging was to give you a glimpse of what these boys went through. We can't comprehend and they didn't try to make the focus negative. This is an inspiring film about human dignity, human nature and people that know they are here for a reason. The lazy American High School student needs to wake up to this kind film and dream about making more of them. The film is beautifully and simply narrated by Nicole Kidman.


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