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Washington DC Premiere "Rebuilding Hope" and Panel Discussion with Director Jen Marlowe and Koor Garang, 4/15

Event Date:

April 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM EDT
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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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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, American University, and the United States Institute of Peace present

Sudan: Rebuilding Hope

Washington DC Premiere

Film Screening and Panel Discussion with

Koor Garang and Director Jen Marlowe

Thursday, April 15, 2010

6:00 p.m.

American University Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Nearest Metro Tenleytown)

As small children, Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol fled their villages in South Sudan due to civil war. They became a part of a group of thousands of other boys with a similar story, nicknamed "The Lost Boys" upon resettlement in the USA in 2001. In May 2007, Gabriel Bol, Koor, and Garang, now in their twenties, embarked on a journey back to Sudan to discover whether their homes and families had survived, what the current situation is in South Sudan, and how they can help their community rebuild after devastating civil war. Rebuilding Hope is a powerful record of Gabriel Bol, Koor and Garang's 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 precarious struggle for peace, development and stability.

Free and open to the public

RSVP appreciated

This event has been co-sponsored by the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program and the Comparative and Regional Studies Program in the School of International Service at American University.