Join New Trier High School’s UNICEF Club for a screening of “The Good Lie” with a special presentation by Peter Magai Bul, as he speaks about his experiences as a Sudanese child refugee.
About “The Good Lie”
Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, “The Lost Boys” traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a massive humanitarian effort brought 3600 lost boys and girls to America. “The Good Lie” follows the story of a group of Lost Boys, who are met in Kansas by Carrie Davies (Reese Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor tasked with finding them jobs – no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. Together, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.
About Peter Magai Bul
Peter was born in Wangulei, Jonglei state of South Sudan. He fled in 1988 when he was seven years old, eventually ending up in Ethiopia's Dimma Refugee Camp and later Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya before being resettled in the United States in 2001. Bul is a passionate advocate for his homeland and the U.S. Sudanese community.