As nations across the world grapple with their response to the Syrian refugee crisis, communities and local lawmakers return to the question of how to best support newly arrived refugees in their communities. Lost Boys of Sudan (POV 2004) follows two young Dinka refugees, Peter and Santino, through their first year in America. Their struggle asks us to rethink what it means to be an American.

Lost Boys of Sudan is now available for free community screenings from the POV lending library. Screen the film at your local library, refugee support organization or school. The film is also available for free streaming through August 8, 2016 here.

There are just a few quick steps to register your screening and borrow the DVD:

  • Register in the POV Community Network.
  • Activate your account: Check your inbox for an activation link and temporary password. (email if you do not receive this email).
  • Request: Log in to your account and click “Create an Event” to register the screening.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.