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God Grew Tired of Us Promotional poster for God Grew Tired of Us Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn Produced by Molly Bradford Pace Christopher Dillon Quinn Tom Walker Starring John Dau Nicole Kidman Daniel Abul Pach Music by Gary Calamar Jamie Saft Cinematography Bunt Young Editing by Johanna Giebelhaus Geoffrey Richman Running time 86 minutes Language mainly English God Grew Tired of Us is a 2006 documentary film about three of the "Lost Boys of Sudan", a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences as they move to the United States. The film was written and directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn. Tom Walker was a co-director. Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Awards 3 Music 4 See also 5 References 6 External links // Synopsis God Grew Tired Of Us chronicles the arduous journey of three young Southern Sudanese men, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach and Panther Bior, to the United States where they strive for a brighter future. As young boys in the 1980s, they had walked a thousand miles to escape their war-ridden homeland, and then had to make another arduous journey to escape Ethiopia. During the five years they walked in search of safety, thousands died from starvation, dehydration, bomb raids and genocidal murder. Finally, they found relative safety in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. In 2001, 3,600 lost boys, including John, Daniel and Panther, were invited by the United States to live in America. Assisted by Catholic Charities International, the three boys uproot their lives and once again embark on a journey, leaving behind thousands of other refugees who, in the course of their traumatic odyssey, have become their adopted extended family. They must now learn to adapt to the shock of being thrust into the economically intense culture of the United States, learning new customs, adapting to new and strange foods, coping with the ordeal of getting, and keeping a job, or multiple jobs, while never forgetting the loved ones they left behind in Africa. They dedicate themselves to doing whatever they can to help those they left behind in Kakuma, and to discovering the fate of their parents and family. God Grew Tired Of Us was produced, written and directed by Christopher Quinn, executive produced by Brad Pitt and narrated by Nicole Kidman. The title of the documentary is a quote from John Dau discussing the despair he and other Sudanese felt during the civil war.[1] Awards At the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the film won both the "Grand Jury Prize: Documentary" and the "Audience Award" in the "Independent Film Competition: Documentary" category. The film also won best documentary at the Deauville Film Festival in France and the Galway Film Festival in Ireland. Christopher Dillon Quinn was awarded The Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award by the International Documentary Association in 2007 for directing God Grew Tired of Us. Music Guramayle - Gigi Gua - Emmanuel Jal Mai Wah Ihtagab - Abd El Gadir Salim See also International Rescue Committee References ^ Neely Tucker (2007-01-20). "He Escaped Sudan, But Not the Tug of A Heavy Heart" (in English). The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/19/AR2007011901571.html. Retrieved 2007-01-31.  External links Official website God Grew Tired of Us at Allmovie God Grew Tired of Us at Box Office Mojo God Grew Tired of Us at the Internet Movie Database God Grew Tired of Us at Metacritic God Grew Tired of Us at Rotten Tomatoes Awards Preceded by Why We Fight Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Documentary 2006 Succeeded by Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)