Synopsis by Perry Seibert
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.
Sudan, civil-war, refugee, assimilation, escape, immigrant, massacre, tribe, Americanization, boy, culture-shock, racism, starvation, desert, refugee-camp