A Long Walk to Water

Young person carrying water

When rebel soldiers attack his village in Sudan, 11-year-old Salva flees the violence, beginning a dangerous walk toward a crowded refugee camp in Ethiopia, then on to new life in Rochester, New York. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Nya spends her days in Sudan looking for scarce supplies of fresh water for her family.

Based on the true story of Sudanese "Lost Boys" who came to the U.S. in the mid-1990s.


Classroom tie-in

Watch students from Yemen discuss A Long Walk to Water in our award-winning film, You Are Welcome Here.