Lost Boys of Sudan: Colloquium and Film Screening

Oct. 24, 2012                    

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Thursday, Nov. 1, the International Studies Colloquium: the Lost Boys of Sudan will be presented in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza) at 4 p.m. followed by a film screening at 7 p.m. Both the events are co-sponsored by the African Studies Team, the Provost’s Office and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.          

For the colloquium Magai Bul, Maketh Bul Mabior and John Dut Kuol will present "Lost and Found: Sudanese Refugees in the U.S.," and share their experiences as the Lost Boys in a Kenyan refugee camp as students and working in Chicago. They will also talk about their work as leaders of development organizations that assist their communities in the newly established Republic of South Sudan. 

The screening of the film “God Grew Tired of Us” will follow the Colloquium. The documentary is directed by C. Quinn and T. Walker and tells the story of three Lost Boys of Sudan who are selected from a refugee camp in Kenya to come and live in the United States.  There will be a question and answer session with Peter, Maketh and John following the screening.

For additional information contact Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Department and Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart by email at rgearhar@iwu.edu.

      Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu