Remember the “Lost Boys of Sudan” special CBS ran over 12 years ago? Did you catch their update last year? The “lost boys” story is altogether heartening and inspirational, especially for an American born citizen like me who has never been through 1/4th of what these guys endured or the massive culture shock that hit them on arriving in the good ol’ USA. Anyway, director Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie is like a movie version of the “lost boy’s” life journey. It will do your heart good to see it!
Release date: October 3rd, 2014
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.