Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Sociology  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk's award-winning documentary Lost Boys of Sudan examines what happens when a pair of Sudanese boys, orphaned due to a civil war in their home country, are allowed to live for a year in the United States. Santito and Peter must contend with extreme examples of culture shock, while also figuring out how to negotiate a world that is physically safe but emotionally and intellectually foreign to them. Unlike many documentaries, the film does not employ a voice-over narration.

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Sudan, civil-war, refugee, assimilation, escape, immigrant, massacre, tribe, Americanization, boy, culture-shock, racism, starvation, desert, refugee-camp