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Lost Boys of Sudan

Premiere Date: September 28, 2004

One Day I Had to Run

Crossing the River Gillo

Painting by Mac Anyat, aged 17, Sudanese, Kakuma refugee camp.

"It was terrible. People shouting, screaming: 'Run, swim, go, go!' Where was my friend? He was taken by the river. Nobody was anybody's friend. How can you be a friend when people are shooting at you and the river is going whoosh — and you have to go in that river? The bang, bang and the whoosh, whoosh made my mind go dead and I don't remember who was there, who dies, what happened."

Credit: One Day We Had to Run!: Refugee Children tell Their Stories in Words and Paintings
(Evans Brothers Limited, London). Courtesy of UNHCR. Used with permission.

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