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Pulitzer Center Update September 10, 2008

Rebuilding Hope screening, 9/10/08, DC

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Gabriel Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol, Southern Sudanese "Lost Boys" in the U.S., were forced...

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Koor meets his father for the first time in almost 20 years. Photo Credit: Gabriel Bol Deng, H.O.P.E., [email protected]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 6:30 PM (doors open 6:00)

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington , DC 20009


Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol were born in Akon in South Sudan. They were forced to flee in 1987, as young children, when militiamen led violent attacks on their villages. They crossed Southern Sudan on foot, surviving disease and paralyzing hunger to reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia and then Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. They came to the US in 2001 as part of a large number of Southern Sudanese young men nicknamed "Lost Boys".

In May-July 2007, accompanied by filmmaker Jen Marlowe and journalist David Morse, Gabriel Bol, Koor and Garang returned to Sudan in search of their families and to help their community with the education and skills they have gained in Kakuma refugee camp and in the US.

"Rebuilding Hope" documents Gabriel Bol, Koor and Garang in their quest to find surviving family-members and rediscover and contribute to their homeland; it also sheds light on what the future holds for South Sudan in its struggle for peace, development and stability.

Travel for this reporting project was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting


Filmmaker Jen Marlowe will be present to answer questions, discuss the process of making the film, and talk about the current situation in Sudan. She will be introduced by Pulitzer Center staff.

Donations accepted, and all donations will go towards completing this documentary film. Once completed, all proceeds from the film will go towards health care and education projects in South Sudan.


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