God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us
God Grew Tired of Us
  • PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 2007
Certified Fresh91%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
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An award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman, "God Grew Tired of Us" explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. Traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the 25,000 "Lost Boys" (ages 3 to 13) who fled villages, formed surrogate families and sought refuge from famine, disease, wild animals and attacks from rebel soldiers. Named by a journalist after Peter Pan's posse of orphans who protected and provided for each other, the "Lost Boys" traveled together for five years and against all odds crossed into the UN's refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. A journey's end for some, it was only the beginning for John, Daniel and Panther, who along with 3800 other young survivors, were selected to re-settle in the United States. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to America, where the "Lost Boys" build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind. The film is produced by Brad Pitt and Dermot Mulroney.
© 2006 Lost Boys of Sudan, Inc., National Geographic Films and Newmarket Films. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Not just a powerful telling of the journey of exiled Sudanese boys, God Grew Tired of Us is also a poignant account of the determination of the human spirit.
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Globe and Mail
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Steven Rea
Fresh

Not as good, nor as complex, as The Lost Boys, but that doesn't make the story of mass annihilatio...

March 3, 2019
Arizona Republic
Bill Muller
Fresh

There's no way to not like [John] Dau. Or for that matter, God Grew Tired of Us.

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Emotional docu finds hope for Sudan's "lost boys."

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this moving documentary -- while focused on the strength and resilience of its Sudanese subjects -- details their difficult lives as orphans in Sudan and refugees in Kenya and the United States (where they face significant economic difficulties). Their stories are complicated and sad and include losing family members to state-sanctioned violence. One of the young men seeks and eventually finds his mother and siblings, leading to a very emotional reunion.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:January 12, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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