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Sudanese actor collects siblings from refugee camp

Sudanese actor Ger Duany's life came full circle after he completed work on his new movie The Good Lie about his experiences as a refugee fleeing his homeland - he went back to the Kenyan camp he called home to collect his siblings.

The fifth of 10 children, Duany was recruited as a child soldier during the Second Sudanese Civil War, but he managed to escape and fled to Ethiopia and then to Kenya.


He found refuge in America when he was 16 and has lived in the U.S. ever since, winning roles in films like I Heart Huckabees and Restless City.


But, after shooting his latest film with Reese Witherspoon, in which she plays a Kansas employment agency representative trying to help three Sudanese 'lost boys', he revisited the camp he once called home to collect his brothers and sisters.


He tells WENN, "I just went to the border of South Sudan in Ethiopia, where the refugees are, to visit my family that I found in 2010 for the first time in 18 years, and now I went to find this sibling. I also went to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to collect my direct siblings."


Duany wasn't alone - Witherspoon and her teenage daughter Ava also visited the camp.