Benjamin and His Brother


1999 / 87 minutes

Directed by
Arthur Howes
Country of production
United Kingdom
Sudan Trilogy

Years of war and ethnic conflict in the Sudan have created a generation of young men, known as the "Lost Boys", who have spent more years in refugee camps than in their home communities. This intimate film recounts the story of Benjamin and William Deng, brothers joined in the struggle of a seemingly never-ending exile, who are then separated when one is accepted into a United States resettlement program while the other remains in a Kenyan refugee camp.

Language and subtitles
Dinka, Arabic, English with English Subtitles
North America East Africa
United States
Refugees / Displaced populations War / Conflict / Reconciliation Children / Young people Family / Kinship