Friday Feature: The Good Lie

A Good Lie Film Still

Kuoth Wiel, left, as Abital and Ger Duany as Jeremiah in the drama “The Good Lie.” Bob Mahoney / Black Label Media

This current release featuring Reese Witherspoon was highlighted in a previous Friday Feature. (Click here to read that post.)

The actors who portray Sudanese clients are former refugees or asylees. The character played by Reese Witherspoon is a refugee employment specialist. How cool is that?

Here are several recent news stories about the film, our clients and colleagues. What will you do to take advantage of this opportunity to educate your community and employer partners?

  • Read what employment colleagues with the International Institute of Buffalo say about how well the film portrays our work in so many ways. Click here.
  • See great refugee facts and public awareness campaign designed by Voluntary Agency USCRI to coincide with the film release. Click here.
  • Learn what the Sudanese actors, including Voluntary Agency LIRS refugee leadership academy alumni Kuoth Wiel, say about the film’s portrayal of their experience. Click here.
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