Tonight we rented the movie, The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon. It’s a true story that follows the lives of four Sudanese children that are orphaned after their village is massacred during the Sudanese civil war. They escape on foot and travel thousands of miles before reaching a refugee camp in Ethiopia where the spend the next 13 years. Their lives are completely transformed when they are selected for resettlement in the United States. The story focuses on them and the people in the States who help them adapt to new lives in America.
This film really struck a chord with us and reminded us of the many people whose lives we’ve been involved with in Africa. Tragic circumstances and broken lives are part of everyday life in Africa.