This moving and engaging film documents the tumultuous journey that three young Sudanese men, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach, and Panther Bior, take when they immigrate to Pennsylvania in the United States from their ‘home’ in a U.N Refugee Camp in Kenya. Originally from southern Sudan, these young men, along with thousands of others, were forced to flee when the second civil war broke out in 1983. Although John, Daniel and Panther are excited to be moving to the States, their departure is bittersweet.

This is a story of refugees rebuilding life and finding a place of belonging in a culture and land that is foreign, while keeping the memories of loved ones alive.  (Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.)

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A chronology of key events: Sudan. BBC.

US offers $26 million in Sudan refugee aid. AFP (April 3, 2012)

Israel’s ‘hot return’ of Sudan refugees prompts UN concern. Haaretz. (Nov 30, 2009)

Sudanese refugees find unlikely home in rural Australia. AFP (March 26, 2012)

Lost Boy of Sudan finds himself. Calgary Herald (April 8, 2012)

John Dau Foundation.


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