A SPECIAL CELEBRATION COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
God Grew Tired of Us — 2006, PG, 89 minutes. Orphaned by a tumultuous civil war and 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 where they experience electricity, running water and supermarkets for the first time. Capturing their wonder at things Westerners take for granted, this documentary, a Sundance Film Festival award winner, paints an intimate portrait of strangers in a strange land.
Doors open at 3:30 pm. Program begins at 4 pm. Tickets are FREE to the general public and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at noon. The auditorium seats 248.