God Grew Tired of Us (2006)
Directed by Christopher Dillon-Quinn, 89 mins
What I love most about documentaries is Google-stalking the subjects of the films to see what they’re up to now. I’m so happy to see that Jahn Dau has a foundation to set up clinics in Southern Sudan, and that you can even get at Panther on Facebook. One of the more moving moments for me was when John was talking about the spiritual preparation he and his community take to prepare for Christmas, while not understanding the local traditions of adopting Santa and an evergreen.
I always feel myself going through some internal crazy whenever I watch these “savior”-type documentaries. I see there’s a bit of analysis there..the Lost Boys missing their collective back at Kukumu and struggling with this Western loneliness. And I really hate that Daniel was absent from so many updates. Do you think Western loneliness a real thing, and how do you think it applies to us in the U.S.? Also, if you’ve seen the film, what did you think of some of the younger Lost Boys flossing their fancy cars, and repping Kansas City?
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