In 1985, Salva, then just 11 years old, was one of the 17,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan” who fled that country's southern region during Sudan's two-decade civil war. During that flight, a significant number of the Lost Boys perished from hunger, thirst, disease as well as wild animal and military attacks.
What does the orange scarf represent for Salva? The orange scarf represents his mom. He thinks that she is his mom and he is hopeful.