Since 1989, the government of Sudan, led by Omar al-Bashir, has committed mass murder of its citizens. Violence has continued until the present day including the use of chemical weapons that specifically target civilians. Millions of Sudanese men, women, and children have lost their lives and continue to flee for their lives.
A group of children, some of which who watched their parents die while trying to protect them, fled to the dangerous Nuba Mountains where they walked for years. They were viciously hunted by soldiers, many of them were eaten alive by lions and crocodiles, and when they couldn’t find water, they were forced to drink their own urine. To this day no one knows for sure how many of these children lost their lives during their dangerous trek, but more than 20,000 children escaped.
The story of the Lost Boys of Sudan shocked the world and the immediate question that arose was: what do you do with thousands of war orphans who have no place to call home?
This is a story of how a group of children experienced humanity at its worst and yet survived to make a future for themselves. These children have seen what hatred and the lust for power can do. Some of them might never overcome the trauma of seeing people they love killed right before their eyes and others are too young to remember who their parents are and thus become reunited to them.
The most tragic realization is that these thousands of children have been denied an education and thus the possibility of rebuilding their nation.
Since 2011, tens of thousands of children have fled the genocide in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. This film is their story.
Now the spotlight turns to you. There are two things you can do right now to help Sudan’s Lost Generation: