For over two years, CompuScripts Captioning’s blog has offered readers information on the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and its access to video content. We’ve shared articles on technology, advocacy, and legislation. This week, we just want to share a good movie!
You spent days looking for exactly the right place. It had to be close to a Starbucks. It had to be near a dry cleaner. You endured the overly chatty real estate agent who drove like a grandma in a car that smelled funny. You finally found your dream home, and then the chaos begins. You can’t find your favorite pair of shoes because the boxes aren’t unpacked. There’s no television because the cable guy can’t come till the end of the week. There’s really nothing worse than moving to a new home.
Unless you have to walk there.
Unless that home is halfway across the world.
First-world problems get there come-uppance in “The Good Lie,” a new film by Philippe Falardeau. This fictionalized story is based on the real-life experiences of the Lost Boys, children who fled war-torn Sudan and walked thousands of miles to refugee camps in Kenya before being resettled in new homes in the United States. At a time when contemporary entertainment lauds antiheroes like Walter White and Frank Underwood, “The Good Lie” shows us characters who risk everything for a better life, as well as those who help them along the way.
“We applaud the filmmakers, the cast and everyone involved in “The Good Lie,” which gives the children of Sudan a voice to tell their story,” said Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. “While thousands of people are watching the film across the country, UNICEF and its partners will continue to help save and protect the lives of vulnerable children in South Sudan today. We urgently need the American public’s attention and support in aiding these children and their families.”
“The Good Lie,” stars Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel, and features Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll. Rated PG-13, “The Good Lie” opened October 3, 2014.
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Press Release. “The Good Lie” Filmmakers and The U.S. Fund For UNICEF Collaboration Set To Raise Awareness And Funds For Humanitarian Crisis.” UNICEF United States Fund. 30 September 2014. Web. 9 October 2014.