School of music
Thinking Aloud
The Artistic Vision of Atem Aleu
Atem Aleu is one of the so called "Lost Boys of Sudan." Having survived a harrowing childhood, he fled hundreds of miles from his native Sudan to Ethiopia, and then to a refugee camp in Kenya. Eventually he made his way to Utah. We invite him in this interview to tell part of his story and to discuss why he is so involved in supporting an organization called the African Refugee Artists Club in Kenya. Painting has become an important communicative tool for him, in redressing the wrongs of the past, to the extent that such is even possible in the face of genocide.—Original airdate: 4/11/2007

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