Sunday, October 05, 2014

Tip#794: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 4 - The Good Lie

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” 
African Proverb

My social media project has been very exciting to work on because I feel I’ve been connecting with a global tribe of other movie lovers. We specifically share the same experiences of cinema as a powerful prescription for lifting us up in dark times. For me there is a feeling of extended family with these people scattered across the planet. See project: “Inspiring Film Recommendations from Movie Lovers Around the World” 

There are times I feel something is missing in my life because I currently do not have my own family. But when I think about this project and close friends and colleagues I remember that I have extended family. We've already been supporting one another unconditionally over the years through thick and thin. And even those friends from Facebook or LinkedIn that I haven’t physically met yet there is what I can only describe as… Love.

The Good Lie (2014)

The drama film, The Good Lie, is about the journey of young Sudanese refugees (known as Lost Boys of Sudan) from children to young adults traveling to America. The film shows their incredible resilience walking hundreds of miles in Africa, living in a refugee camp for years and then acclimating to life in Kanses with the help of an employment agency counselor named Carrie (Reese Witherspoon). See: movie trailer

The movie trailer and poster themselves are a “good lie” because Witherspoon is barely in the film. The real story are the refugees who all give outstanding performances. Actors Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal were actual refugees who lost family members and faced other war atrocities to basically act as themselves. The other lead actors Arnold Oceng and Kuoth Wiel bring such authentic, heartfelt performances of siblings doing everything they can to keep family together.

It was extremely inspiring to see what these refugees did for one another both as children and then adults. There was much love between the refugees who became extended family for one another. Together they stayed strong and resilient. They knew who their tribe was and they supported each other unconditionally. I highly recommend this fantastic film about resilience and the power of family. Let it inspire you to find your true tribe!

Related Tips:
Tip#660: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 1 – Fast & Furious 6 
Tip#712: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 2 - Love Actually 
Tip#773: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 3 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Tip#794: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 4 - The Good Lie
Tip#795: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 5 – This is Where I Leave You 
Tip#948: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 6 – The Jungle Book
Tip#995: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 7 - Captain Fantastic
Tip#1073: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 8 - Office Christmas Party 
Tip#1093: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 9 - Grandma 

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A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

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