Genocide No More—Save Darfur is sponsoring a special screening of The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon and a cast of South Sudanese actors at the Cascade Theatre in Redding on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM. The uplifting film, based on the true story of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, is an intimate account of how a band of Sudanese orphans survived Sudan’s bloody civil war and managed to forge a fresh start in the United States years later.
A member of the cast, Kuoth Wiel, will attend the screening in Redding and participate in Q&A after the film. Kuoth makes her acting debut in The Good Lie, playing Abital, the sister who walked with her brothers hundreds of miles across Sudan to escape the war. Kuoth lost her own father in the war. Eventually, she immigrated to the United States and lived in Minnesota, graduating from Augsburg College with a degree in Social Psychology. Kuoth was nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in the film by Black Reel.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Enough Project, an organization working to end genocide and crimes against humanity, and the Sudan Unlimited Education and Leadership Fund which helps South Sudanese who are committed to helping secure peace and prosperity in their country. Esther Sprague, the founder of Sudan Unlimited, will join Kuoth Wiel after the film for Q&A.
Cost: Adults $10
Children and Students $5 (Students over 17 must show Student ID card)
Tickets: Cascade Theatre Box Office
-from press release