Deng's Acting Resume
Alepho has been busy studying acting and has already been featured
in several film and movie projects, including Master and Commander
and Without A Trace. Click the link above to go to Alepho's acting
Alepho currently plays bass in the San
Diego based band Thong Jieng. Thong Jieng can be described as Sudanese
music mixed with jazz and soulful sounds. Click the link above to
check out music samples from Thong Jieng, as well as information
where you can see their upcoming shows, and purchase their CD.
"The name Lost Boys came to be when our village was attacked
by fierce Arab horsemen. We, little boys, spewed out of the blazing
village like a colony of ants disturbed in their nest. We ran in
different directions not knowing where we are going. We gathered
some fruits for our breakfast and lunch. We, little boys, were so
messy, all chaos and cries filled the dark fiercely lightless night."
In 1987, when Alephonsion was seven years old, his village in Southern
Sudan was attacked by government troops. To avoid capture he ran
into the night with many other young boys. Without food, water,
shoes or parents, he crossed a 1000 miles of lion and crocodile
infested territory. After five years of fleeing war, starvation
and wild animals, he reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and began
In 2001 the U.S. Government welcomed Alephonsion as one of the Lost
Boys of Sudan. His first job was at Ralph's Grocery Store where
he worked for nine months. An opportunity came up to be in a Russell
Crowe movie and he spent six months on the Fox Studios set in Rosarito
Mexico where he learned to sail a tall ship, fire a cannon and swordfight.
Now, he attends San Diego City College and works in the Medical
Records Department at Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
Alephonsion, his brother, Benson, and cousin, Benjamin, wrote their
memoir entitled, "They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky."
Alephonsion has spoken to over 60 schools, universities, clubs and
organizations about his extraordinary story of survival in Africa
and adapting to his life here in America.
here to read Alepho's essay which appeared in