Responsibility and Leadership

Responsibility and Leadership

John Dau, a former "Lost Boy," works to help others in his immigrant community as well as at home in South Sudan.

Grades

3 - 12+

Subjects

Civics, Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies

Program
God Grew Tired of Us

The documentary God Grew Tired of Us tells the story of the "Lost Boys of Sudan." The Lost Boys of Sudan are a group of Dinka youth who fled civil war in their native country, spent a decade growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in the United States. In the United States, the Lost Boys faced many challenges while adapting to their new lives and trying to maintain their cultural identities as Dinka.

God Grew Tired of Us was released in 2006. In 2011, the nation of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, and John Dau, the "Lost Boy" in the video above, has emerged as human rights activist for the people of South Sudan.

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Writer
Jonathan King
Editor
National Geographic Society
Producer
National Geographic Society
other
Last Updated

September 27, 2022

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