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A Great Wonder: Lost Children of Sudan Resettling in America

More than 2 million Sudanese have died in the longest uninterrupted civil war in the world. This film traces the extraordinary journey of three young Sudanese orphans, a fraction of the 17,000 so-called "lost boys" of Sudan, and their arrival and resettlement in Seattle. Not your average immigration story, the 3 youths using digital video cameras, recorded their own experiences over the course of 18 months. The resulting "diaries" serve as a personal thread throughout the film, incorporating first-hand accounts of their experiences in war and with their radically different lives as immigrants in America. Producer & director, Kim Shelton. 2003. 61 min. Related web sites: Description from Bullfrog Films catalog See also: Lost Boys of Sudan. God Grew Tired of Us

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