God Grew Tired of Us
- 1 hr 26 min
God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan is an 89 minute documentary directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn and Tommy Walker. Staring three of the thousands of displaced "Lost Boys" of Sudan (Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, and Daniel Abol Pach) it also includes talents from people like Nicole Kidman. The title of the film comes from a line spoken by Bul Dau in which he expresses his feelings on the suffering and death in Sudan being a result of God's disenchantment with people's sins. Directed, written, and produced by Christopher Dillion Quinn this film has Brad Pitt as executive producer and is narrated by Nicole Kidman. In 1987 Sudan's Muslim government ordered the death of every male in the Christian south of the country. 27,000 boys managed to flee to Ethiopia on foot. Four years later they had to flee again to Kenya - only 12,000 of them (less than half) survived to reach the U.N. camp in Kakuma. In 2001 over 3500 of these young men were invited to move to the US. Among that number are John, Daniel, and Panther who with the assistance of Catholic Charities International helped them as they embarked on a new land in America. Told using archival footage as well as footage of life in the camp and in America God Grew Tired tells a story of cultural shock, the issues faced by immigrants, and the struggle to retain connections to the family left in Africa. Rated PG-13 this film has a bit of language not all of it in English and shows people who are extremely starved/emaciated. One small child appears to be dead with insects crawling in and out of his mouth. This film is the winner of the several awards including the Deauville Film Festival's Best Documentary won, the Sundance Film Festival's Audicence award and Grand Jury prize, and the Telluride Mountain Film Festival Special Jury prize.