God Grew Tired of Us

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Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find new lives in a thoroughly different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political disarray near the dawn of the 21st century, with unspeakable violence following in its wake, thousands of refugees attempted to flee the country, making their way into Kenya in hopes of earning passage elsewhere. Jon Bul Dau, Daniel Abu Pach, and Panther Bior were three such people who eventually came to the United States, and filmmaker ...
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Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find new lives in a thoroughly different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political disarray near the dawn of the 21st century, with unspeakable violence following in its wake, thousands of refugees attempted to flee the country, making their way into Kenya in hopes of earning passage elsewhere. Jon Bul Dau, Daniel Abu Pach, and Panther Bior were three such people who eventually came to the United States, and filmmaker Christopher Quinn spent four years following them on their journey in a new and unfamiliar land. In God Grew Tired of Us, Quinn documents the young men as they struggle to build new lives for themselves, acquaint themselves with the "American" way of doing things, the difficulties of being black in a primarily white culture, and try to track down the friends and family they were forced to leave behind. God Grew Tired of Us received its North American premier at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival; actor Brad Pitt served as the film's executive producer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with the director and Lost Boys; Finding the Lost Boys
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • UPC: 043396244955
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Bul Dau Participant
Panther Bior Participant
Daniel Abul Pach Participant
Nicole Kidman Voice Only
Dau Daniel Participant
Technical Credits
Christopher Quinn Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Tommy Walker Director, Producer
Gary Calamar Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Daley Cinematographer
Johanna Giebelhaus Editor
Peter Gilbert Executive Producer
Eric Gilliland Co-producer
Catherine Keener Co-producer
Mark McAdam Score Composer
Dermot Mulroney Co-producer
Mark Nelson Score Composer
Molly Bradford Pace Producer
Brad Pitt Executive Producer
Geoffrey Richman Editor
Steven Rosenbaum Executive Producer
Jamie Saft Score Composer
Adam Schlesinger Executive Producer
Jack Schneider Executive Producer
Jamie Staff Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- God Grew Tired of Us
1. Village Life [2:38]
2. Running From War [3:56]
3. Religious Fight [2:21]
4. Walking Borders [2:19]
5. The Lost Boys Relief [4:07]
6. Passing Time [2:36]
7. Saying Goodbye [3:03]
8. American Talk [2:42]
9. New Heights [2:25]
10. Fresh Footing [4:53]
11. The Grocery Store [1:46]
12. New York Living [5:33]
13. Standing Alone [2:03]
14. Making a Life [1:40]
15. Keeping Culture [2:46]
16. Early Birds [3:23]
17. Getting Acquainted [2:22]
18. Feeling Home Sick [2:16]
19. Studying It All [3:09]
20. Sudden Word [5:17]
21. Lost Boys in America [3:08]
22. Bringing Family Together [3:30]
23. Lost Boys Reunion [2:18]
24. Land of Opportunity [3:00]
25. United Force [5:01]
26. A Piece of Home [3:51]
27. Going to Africa [2:22]
28. Lost Boys' Future [4:46]
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Disc #1 -- God Grew Tired of Us
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   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Christopher Quinn and the 3 Lost Boys: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Christopher Quinn and the 3 Lost Boys: Off
      Finding the Lost Boys
      God Grew Tired of Us Theatrical Trailer
   Take Action
      John Dau Sudan Foundation
      I Was Hungry - Sudanese School Project
      Pittsburgh Global Alliance
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selection
   Previews
      Facing the Giants
      The Second Chance
      Who Killed the Electric Car?
      Why We Fight
      The Fog of War
      Secrets of the Code
      Nora Roberts Movies
      Offside
      Are We Done Yet?
      The Pursuit of Happyness
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good title but not as revealing as the book is

    excellent story based 0n actual subjects and very revealing as to circumstances and our cultural bias or misunderstanding of the African culture and the situation in Dardur

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Must see for everyone!

    Unbelievable story amazingly filmed in the process of new beginnings for the Lost Boys. Watched it with my children, we wept and were amazed by the story! Must see for everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely Moving

    I recently watched this documentary at the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy at Bethany College in Bethany, WV, and it changed the lives of all 181 students, as well as the 40 faculty and staff members. The day after we watched it, John Dau himself came to speak to us, have dinner with us, and touch our lives to the deepest of levels. It was by far the most eye-opening and life-enriching experience during the three-week period at the academy. John Dau and his story touched all of us so deeply that we decided to contribute to the John Dau Foundation that serves to better the living conditions in Sudan, as well as keep the clinic, opened by John Dau, in Duk, Sudan running. We raised over $1,000 for his foundation in only a few weeks, and we passed out information on him and his foundation in Pittsburg, PA before a Pirates baseball game. I just cannot say enough about this man, his journey, and his cause.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful film!

    This film is so moving and I highly recommend it for everyone. How these men could not lose their minds after such terrible circumstances, but be even more determined to make something of their lives!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Piece

    I saw this film in a theater, and it was an absolutely fabulous documentary that was beautifully put together. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I frowned, I thought... it was excellent to say the least. I recommend this film to not only every Black person, but to EVERY PERSON. I am definitely buying the DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shows the human side of the tragedy in the Sudan

    This documentary is what the genre is supposed to be. It opens people's eyes. It's funny at times, unbearably sad at others, but always truthful. The mens' stories make you appreciate all we have in this country - even the little things like indoor bathrooms and bags of potato chips. The viewer ends up with a huge amount of respect for the men and a new knowledge of the atrocities being commited in Sudan. The men show amazing courage and humor in the face of such a giant upheaval of their lives. The scene where one of the men was reunited with his mother was devastating. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

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