Source: PBS Video
For over twenty years, civil war raged in southern Sudan, killing an estimated two million people and displacing more than four million. The Dinka tribe were the hardest hit. Lost Boys of Sudan follows two young Dinka refugees, Peter and Santino, through their first year in America. As small boys, Peter and Santino lost their families to the war and were forced to flee their homes. Along with 20,000 other boys, they wandered hundreds of miles across the desert seeking safety. After a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp, nearly 4,000 "Lost Boys" have come to the U.S. as part of a refugee resettlement effort. Peter and Santino set out to make new lives for themselves in Houston, Texas. Their struggle asks us to think about notions of personal, as well as national identity. A study guide published by Facing History and Ourselves, entitled Lost Childhoods, is available to accompany this resource.