In 1983 civil war broke out in Sudan.
Tens of thousands of children were orphaned and lost their homes.
They became known as “The Lost Boys of Sudan”.
After escaping from Sudan and being brought up in a Kenyan refugee camp, the main characters of the film fortunately win a lottery for relocation to the United States.
As the lost boys are thrust into entirely new world of freedom in the United States, they and the American families tasked with looking after them confront countless challenges including culture shock.
What kind of drama is waiting for them?
This film is a work full of humour, drama and excitement, which evokes wonderful feelings of people growing and living together.
After the film screening, there will also be a short talk by Ms. Kazuko Fushimi from the Japan Association for Refugees (JAR). Ms. Fushimi works on the front line of refugee support here in Japan and will talk about the realities faced by refugees here.The refugee problem may seem to be something happening in far off lands, but actually it may be much closer than you think.
So if you are interested in film, want to know more about refugees or are interested in international issues, please come along to this special screening and talk!
Date & Time
Dec. 5th (Tue), 2017, 4:30pm – 7:00pm (Doors open: 4:10pm)
Place: Building 26, Classroom B104
Waseda Students & Staff, General Public
Not required (80 seats, first come first serve)
English (Subtitled in Japanese), Talk in Japanese
4:30pm – 6:20pm Film Screening
6:20pm – 7:00pm Special Guest Lecture
Kazuko Fushimi (Specified Nonprofit Cooperation; Japan Association for Refugees, PR Department)
JAR Official Site
Film Official Site
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