Film: Former Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Model Returns Home
Ger: To Be Separate is a new documentary by award winning Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu. The film is a poignant portrait of former child soldier and lost boy, Ger Duany's journey back to South Sudan after 18 years away (watch Duany talk about the film above). At the age of 14, Duany fled the conflict in the formerly united Sudan by walking first to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, then to one in Kenya. Luckily, Duany eventually escaped by airplane to the United States where he is now a successful fashion model and actor. Duany took South Sudan's momentous vote for independence last January as an occasion to return home and search for long lost family members.
To help Duany tell his amazing story, visit the film's Kickstarter page.