Global Voices "Lost Boys of Sudan"

Global Voices "Lost Boys of Sudan"

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 9:30pm

After surviving a harrowing trek across hundreds of miles of desert, an estimated 11,000 "lost boys" crossed the Sudan border into Kenya and were taken to Kakuma refugee camp, where they spent the next nine years waiting for an end to their country's civil war.

Credit: B. Press/UNHCR

The story of two refugees' journey to America.

Global Voices "Lost Boys of Sudan" encores Saturday, February 19 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

Thousands of “lost boys” have been forced to flee Sudan’s brutal 20-year-old civil war. This program tells the story of two of them, lucky enough to be resettled in the U.S. after escaping through the bush to refugee camps in Kenya. But the terrors of the past and the demands of an environment so different from pastoral Africa present formidable challenges to these children of war.

An international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its second season, the series features several new documentaries and notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.