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God Grew Tired of Us
LunowDate: Friday, 2015-12-18, 10:28 AM | Message # 1
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"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." IDB website

This is a great movie about a group of young men who are forced to leave their homes in Southern Sudan. They become refugees and bounce around different refugee camps before finally getting to move to the USA. In additiona to dealing with issues related to migration, refugees, camps, and other topics from the unit 2, it also deals with concepts from Unit 3 (Culture) and Unit 4 (Political Geography).
18hmcanenyDate: Saturday, 2016-01-02, 3:47 PM | Message # 2
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God Grew Tired of Us is a movie that is about a group of ¨Lost Boys¨ who move to America to escape the tragedy that is happening in their hometown, Sudan. The men had to suffer from wars in their hometown and some watching their family die to walking all the way to Kenya so they can escape it. When they move to America they have to get used to having jobs and taking care of themselves without any help. I would rate the movie a five because it was so interesting to watch and it really dug deep on what it was like to live in Sudan and what the men had to go through and how foreign America was to them and how they had to get used to technology and electricity. I can relate this to AP Human Geography because the movie showed the difference between their lifestyles in Sudan or Kenya and the lifestyle people have in America.
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