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Sudan film focuses on journey of refugees
Photos and Story by James Hill
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Multnomah County Library and the World Affairs Council of Oregon will host two free screenings of "Lost Boys of Sudan," a critically-acclaimed documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America.
The screenings will be Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:15 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd; and Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:15 p.m. in the Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building, Room 104 at the Cascade Campus. At each screening, filmmaker Megan Mylan and local “Lost Boy” Isaac Chol will lead a discussion and answer questions.
"Lost Boys of Sudan" tells the story of Santino Chuor and Peter Dut, who were orphaned in the longest-running civil war in Africa. Along with thousands of other children, they walked hundreds of miles, surviving lion attacks and militia gunfire, to reach the Kakama refugee camp in Kenya. There they were chosen to come to America, where they found themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
For more information on Lost Boys of Sudan, go to www.lostboysfilm.com. For more information on library events, go to www.multcolib.org/events/.