Film: Lost Boy Home
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Busch Student Center, 253A
Zachariah Char, a Sudanese "Lost Boy" featured in The New York Times, returns to South Sudan and his home village of Duk Padiet to search for his mother and father 24 years after fleeing the country during a brutal civil war. The film's creative team includes those who have worked on projects nominated for the Academy Award five times and have won four Oscars. The soundtrack was composed by a Grammy winner with several #1 Billboard hits. The Director of Photography was involved in one of the most popular documentaries released this year, "The Queen of Versailles". But most importantly, the film's main character's story resonates with everyone who struggles to find and connect with their father and mother and to feel at home in the world.
This film is being presented as part of Saint Louis University's Atlas Program in partnership with the Sixth Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship in African/African American Studies of the International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.