Quinn brings even hand to `God'

Review B

March 16, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

God Grew Tired of Us gives the lie to the idea that African suffering hits home to Western audiences only when seen through the eyes of Western characters.

This touching and insightful documentary about three "Lost Boys of the Sudan," displaced since childhood because of genocidal civil war, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It's about young men hungering equally for their native culture and ancestral lands. When they jump at the chance to forge new lives in the United States, the movie gracefully depicts the limits of American charity and materialism, and the terrifying ripple effects of Third World chaos.

God Grew Tired of Us (Newmarket Geographic Films) A documentary about the lost boys of Sudan by Christopher Quinn. Rated PG. Time 90 minutes.

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