Friday, March 28, 2008

God Grew Tired of Us (2005) PG - 3 Stars

Filmed in Sudan Africa, this documentary focuses on the refugee camps and the many men living there who dream of someday leaving Africa. A few of these men are chose to come to America and try a better life. The film is a study of 4 years of their journey and how they try to adapt to a more civilized world. Or is it?

The men share apartments and are amazed at everything we, Americans, take for granted. Some still sleep on the hard ground as apposed to the beds out of habit. A/C in their rooms and even flushing toilets are items that take some getting used to. Shopping at stores freaks them out and they are just not sure how to act. I thought it was a very interesting take on just how different peoples way of life can be. While some were able to blend right in others struggled to find comfort.

2006 - God Grew Tired of Us - Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize: Documentary.

Newmarket Films
Directors: Christopher J. Quinn, Christopher Quinn, Tommy Walker
Writer: Christopher Quinn
Producers: Molly Bradford Pace, Christopher J. Quinn, Christopher Quinn
I viewed 10/07

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