Oct 7, 2009
Sometimes we take mundane things for granted. For example; we don't even think a thing when we switch the lights on when we enter a room. Going to the supermarket is not a huge event. Listening to someone on speakers is not cause of surprise or concern. But for the Lost Boys of Sudan, this was a whole new experience.
If you've ever whined in your life for anything, and I mean... ANYTHING, I would recommend that you shut up for two hours and sit through this movie. If at the end you don't realize that your problems are sometimes so small when compared to other people's... then Houston, we have a problem.
God Grew Tired of Us is one of those gems of documentaries that you can't forget. It's the story of three young men who were relocated to America after a extremely tough life. How tough? Orphaned by a civil war, a group of 25,000 boys had to escape Sudan. By WALKING. No food. No water. No shoes. At the end of their quest, moving from one country to another, the amount changed to 14,000.
Now. This next bit of information is key: they all lived together. Walking day and night, they formed families. They talked, danced, ate mud... all together. Now picture three of them moving to the USA. Yeah. Difficult is one word that isn't enough. They moved from a place where living meant being together to a place that defines every man for himself. And they did it all because they wanted to help out their brothers. What they found out... well, I just can't say.
This is an inspiring story that you cannot miss, so please, Netflix it today.
Posted by Me at 1:35 PM