Events and Exhibitions
Virtual Exhibition: Sudan: A Country in Crisis (Millsaps College)
Virtual Exhibition: Southern Sudanese Paintings
December 5, 2006-February 1,2007. Leave the Bones and Catch the Land: Southern Sudanese Art from Kakuma Refugee Camp. Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University.
Artists of Note
School Reconstruction and Community Education in South Sudan:
The Wunlang Project
Speakers: Ron Moulton and Franco Majok
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Schneider building, Heller School, Brandeis University
In 1983, at the beginning of Sudan's second civil war, Franco Majok fled from his home in Wunlang, South Sudan; in time, he settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he has emerged as a leader of the resettled Sudanese community in Massachusetts. On a return visit to South Sudan in 2005, Majok was deeply moved by the educational and development needs of Wunlang, after over two decades of violent conflict. Working with his colleague Ron Moulton, Majok has embarked on a project to build a school and deliver related services, including clean water, in the community.
Moulton and Majok will report on the first phase of this project, and share reflections on the many development and reconstruction challenges faced by southern Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.
This event is co-sponsored by the M.A. Program in Cultural Production (Brandeis University) and the Sudanese Education Fund.
God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (2006)
A special, free advance screening of the award-winning film, "God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan" (co produced by Brad Pitt and narrated by Nicole Kidman). Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary chronicles the experiences of three Dinka young men as they travel from the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya to the United States.
Followed by commentation on the film by Mr. Majok Bol.
More information about the film.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Leave and the Bones and the Catch the Land: Southern Sudanese Art from Kakuma Refugee Camp
Roundtable on exhibition development and exhibition opening.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Tufts University, March 2007
Choate School, May 2007
If you are interested in an exhibition of southern Sudanese art coming to your university, school or cultural institution, please contact Mark Auslander at 781.736.2214 (firstname.lastname@example.org)