God Grew Tired of Us
Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.
Darfur is not an imaginary place. It is where millions have been killed and raped and driven from their homes in the interests of oil and minerals.
Children see their parents killed before them and their whole families wiped out. They are really too young to understand what is happening, but it will come back to haunt them later.
Thousands of young boys from 5-13 marched a thousand miles, mostly without food and water to escape. The 13-year-olds had to lead and bury the dead. Imagine burying your friends at 13.
12,000 finally settled in a camp where they were basically just awaiting death. After 10 years, some of the boys got a chance to go the the U.S. This is their story. Imagine Africans transported to New York and Pennsylvania and other places without the basic knowledge of how to turn a light on and off, or how to use a shower. Imagine their astonishment on their first trip to a supermarket.
We follow three of these men as they settle in, get jobs to help their families and friends back in Africa and to repay the U.S. for their care until they got work visas. It is touching, funny at times, and a sad reminder that this war is still going on and nothing is being done.
Anytime you feel sad about your life, just pop this in the DVD player.
- Sep 27, 2008