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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com