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Le Moyne College to Host Screening of Documentary about Southern Sudan

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a screening of “Rebuilding Hope,” a documentary film about southern Sudan, on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. The filmmaker, Jen Marlowe, will introduce the film and share her reflections.<br /> <br /> "Rebuilding Hope" features the homecoming to South Sudan of Gabriel Bol Deng, who graduated from Le Moyne in 2007, along with Garang Mayuol and Koor Garang, and their efforts to develop health and education in their villages. <br /> <br /> All three young men were forced to flee their homes twenty years ago, 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, before coming to the U.S. in 2001 as part of the group of refugees known as the “Lost Boys” of Sudan.<br /> <br /> The film documents 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.<br /> <br /> Jen Marlowe is a Seattle-based activist, author and filmmaker. Together with Aisha Bain and Adam Shapiro, she is the author of “Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival” (Nation Books, 2006). The three visited Darfur in 2004, shooting footage that they made into a 2005 documentary film, “Darfur Diaries: Message From Home.” <br /> <br /> The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies and Hope for Sudan. Call 445-4294 for more information or visit http://www.rebuildinghopesudan.org/</p>
posted on: 3/20/2008