Screening of “God Grew Tired of Us” – July 27 in Irvine

6/30/14 Update:

Please note the event date has been changed.
While originally scheduled for Saturday, July 26, it will now be taking place on Sunday July 27 in order to accommodate the schedule of our Sudanese friends from San Diego who will be part of the event discussion.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God’s family.
– Desmond Tutu


A Screening of
“God Grew Tired of Us”

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – new date!

6:30p Refreshments
6:45p Program
8:30p Q&A Discussion
Joseph Jok, Julia Julima and Wai John will be joining us :)

Irvine Ranch Water District – Community Meeting Room
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

Free admission
Suggested donation: $10
All contributions will benefit Phase 3: Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego.

Click here to donate.


From the trans-Atlantic flights that take them to America – an eye-opening experience for young men who had never been on an airplane – to a supermarket visit in Pittsburgh where they encounter an endless bounty of food, to the painstaking efforts that each one makes to find family members back in Africa, the cameras observe three resilient young men in a complex and confusing western world.

However, John, Daniel and Panther are able to make a home wherever they find themselves and, in the process, illuminate all that has been gained and much that has been lost in the continuing immigrant experience of coming to America

From their first visit to the Kakuma refugee camp in July 2001, Christopher Quinn, Tommy Walker and their small crew began to gather testimony about the hardships of crossing the desert on foot and the dangers of life in a refugee camp. Two weeks later, they were boarding a plane with many other joyful but nervous young men who had been selected by the International Rescue Committee to be relocated in America.  As the plane took off and the filmmakers watched the happy yet apprehensive faces around them, they discovered that their story was only beginning.

Watch trailer.

Contact:, 949.891.2005


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