12 March, 2007
God Grew Tired of Us
This documentary~ movie is about the journey of The Lost Boys of Sudan. It follows one group in particular, chosen to come to the United States and make a new life. I came away moved by their journey and struggles. It is titled thus as pulled from part of something one of the main characters, John Bul Dau, says. He shares how he began to think maybe it was like the last day of the world when God becomes disappointed with mankind; that he thought maybe that God had grown tired of them...of his people, and wanted to destroy them.
You will laugh and maybe even cry as you realize the complexities involved with them being given a "new" lease on life, while many remained behind at a refugee camp. The movie shows the difficulties of transition, depression, feelings of heavy responsibility that some of these men feel to help their own people. It also gives a glimpse of how some of the Lost Boys have forgotten their culture and absorbed themselves in the new luxuries they've found for themselves in USA. John Bul Dau talks about how he is worried for these younger ones.
This one is worth your time and money, and will make you think and reflect on what is important.