God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

Director: Christopher Quinn Cast: John Bul Dau, Panther Bior, Daniel Abul Pach

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2007
UPC: 0043396198999
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 28,752

Special Features

Commentary with the director and lost boys; Finding the lost boys

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Bul Dau Participant
Panther Bior Participant
Daniel Abul Pach Participant
Nicole Kidman Narrator

Technical Credits
Christopher Quinn Director,Producer,Screenwriter
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
Tommy Walker Producer

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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God Grew Tired of Us 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
62spazz More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.