Lost Boys of Sudan

2003 UR 1h 27m DVD

Lost Boys of Sudan

2003 UR 1h 27m DVD
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As orphans living in the midst of civil war, Peter and Santino dealt with dangers like lion attacks and gunfire from militia. But even more daunting are the challenges they face in suburbia after they're chosen to start a new life in America. Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk direct this award-winning documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees throughout their intense journey from their native Africa to the United States.
Santino Majok Chuor, Peter Kon Dut
Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
UR -
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this documentary follows the true stories of two young men whose families were murdered or dispersed in Sudan's civil war. Issues such as racial prejudice and class privilege come up as the two try to adjust to new lives in the United States.

Sexual Content



Sudan's civil war and attacks on civilians (including the boys' families) are described, not depicted; still, it's tragic and painful to hear about.


Very brief profanity.

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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