John Dau will present “God Grew Tired of Us: The Lost Boys of Sudan” at Northern Michigan University. He was one of 27,000 boys in the war-torn country forced to flee their villages when the northern government began attacking the south. His talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.
At age 13, Dau was forced to walk to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. He and others faced starvation, disease and violence. In 2001, he was one of many Lost Boys sponsored to live in the United States. His early experiences in this country are the subject of the film, God Grew Tired of Us, which won the Grand Jury Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Dau's presentation is part of the UNITED Conference at NMU and sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee.